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Books

Francesco Piraino. Forthcoming 2021. Le soufisme en Europe : islam, ésotérisme et new Age. Paris: Karthala Collection l’Atelier méditerranéen.

Edited Books

(1) Francesco Piraino, Marco Pasi, and Egil Asprem (eds). Forthcoming 2021. Religious Dimensions of Conspiracy Theories. London: Routledge.

(2) Andrea De Antoni and Francesco Piraino (eds). Forthcoming 2021. Comparing Experiences of Spirit Possession. Biomedical and Religious Healing. London: Routledge.

(3) Claude Proeschel, David Koussens, and Francesco Piraino (eds). 2021. Religion, Law and the Politics of Ethical Diversity. Conscientious Objection and Contestation of Civil Norms. London: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Religion-Law-and-the-Politics-of-Ethical-Diversity-Conscientious-Objection/Proeschel-Koussens-Piraino/p/book/9780367673772

(4) Mark Sedgwick and Francesco Piraino (eds). 2021. Esoteric Transfers and Constructions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. London: Palgrave. https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030617875

(5) Francesco Piraino and Mark Sedgwick. 2019. Global Sufism: Reconfiguring Narratives, Boundaries and Identities. London: Hurst. https://www.hurstpublishers.com/book/global-sufism/

Reviews of Global Sufism:

Peer-Reviewed Articles

(1) Francesco Piraino. 2021. “Il movimento euroasiatista in Italia: tra complottismo e contro-epistemologia” Studi Culturali, 1: pp-pp.

(2) Francesco Piraino. 2020. “Sufism Meets the New Age Discourse Part 1: A Theoretical Discussion” International Journal for the Study of New Religions, 11(1) pp-pp.

(3) Francesco Piraino. 2020. “Sufism Meets the New Age Discourse Part 2: An Ethnographic Perspective: the Nasqhbandiyya-Haqqāniyya in Italy” International Journal for the Study of New Religions 11(2): pp-pp.

(4) Francesco Piraino. 2019. “Esotericisation and De-esotericisation of Sufism in Italy” Correspondences, vol. 7(1): 239-276. https://correspondencesjournal.com/18406-2/

(5) Francesco Piraino. 2019. “Les Politiques du Soufisme en France”, Social Compass, 66(1): 134-146. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0037768618816095

(6) Francesco Piraino and Laura Zambelli. 2018. “Queer Muslims in South Africa: Engaging Islamic Tradition”. Journal for Islamic Studies, 37: 123-147. https://journals.co.za/content/journal/10520/EJC-1844591d85

(7) Francesco Piraino. 2016. “René Guénon et son héritage dans le soufisme du XXIème siècle”, Religiologiques, n. 31 pp. 155-180. http://www.religiologiques.uqam.ca/no33/33_155-180_Piraino.pdf

(8) Francesco Piraino. 2016. “Between Real and Virtual Communities: Sufism in Western societies and the Naqshbandi Haqqani case”, Social Compass, vol. 63(1), pp. 93-108. http://scp.sagepub.com/content/63/1/93

*Awarded Best Article 2017 by the International Society for the Sociology of Religion (ISSR) https://www.sisr-issr.org/en/awards-and-grant

(9) Francesco Piraino and Laura Zambelli. 2015. “Mamma Schiavona and Santa Rosalia, popular worship: between religiosity and identity”, Critical Research on Religion, vol. 3(3), pp. 266-281. http://crr.sagepub.com/content/3/3/266.short

(10) Francesco Piraino. 2011. “Entrare nel sé divino: un confronto etnografico tra mistica cristiana e mistica musulmana”, Religioni e Società, vol. 71, pp. 97-105. http://www.libraweb.net/articoli.php?chiave=201131303&rivista=313

Peer-Reviewed Chapters in Edited Books

(1) Francesco Piraino. (forthcoming 2021). “The Eurasia Network: Riding the Conspiracist Tiger in Contemporary Italy” in Francesco Piraino, Marco Pasi, and Egil Asprem (eds). Religious Dimensions of Conspiracy Theories. London: Routledge.

(2) Francesco Piraino and Antonio de Diego González. (forthcoming 2021). “Sufism in Latin Europe” in Marcia Hermansen and Saeed Zarrabi-Zadeh, Encyclopaedia of Islamic Mysticism – Handbook of Sufi Studies. Leiden: Brill.

(3) Francesco Piraino. (forthcoming 2021). “Pèlerinages, voyages et ziyārāt soufis entre Nord et Sud de la Méditerranée : différents modes d’ancrages religieux et social”, in Katia Boissevain et Loïc le Pape, De la complexité des chemins religieux en Méditerranée. Conversions, apprentissages et ancrages. Paris: Khartala.

(4) Francesco Piraino. (2021). “The Sufi Shaykh and His Patients: Merging Islam, Psychoanalysis, and Western Esotericism” in Mark Sedgwick and Francesco Piraino. Esoteric Transfers and Constructions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. London: Palgrave, pp. 195-218.

(5) Francesco Piraino. 2019. “Who is the Infidel? Religious boundaries and social change in the Shadhiliyya Darqawiyya Alawiyya” in Francesco Piraino and Mark Sedgwick, Global Sufism: Reconfiguring Narratives, Boundaries and Identities. London: Hurst, pp. 75-92.

(6) Francesco Piraino. 2017. “Pilgrimages in European Sufism”, in Richard Natvig and Ingvild Flaskereud (eds), Muslim Pilgrimage in Europe. London – New York: Routledge, pp- 157-169. https://www.routledge.com/Muslim-Pilgrimage-in-Europe/Flaskerud-Natvig/p/book/9781472447470

(7) Francesco Piraino and Laura Zambelli. 2014. “Mamma Schiavona and Santa Rosalina: tra religiosità e identità”, in Pace V., Berzano L. and Castagnaro A. (eds), La religione popolare nella società post-secolare. Padova: Messaggero, pp. 319-332. http://www.edizionimessaggero.it/ita/catalogo/scheda.asp?ISBN=978-88-250-3682-4

(8) Francesco Piraino 2014. “European Sufism and its Social and Political Role. The Fluidity of Identities”, in Erkan Toguslu, Ding Yuan and Johan Leman (eds), Developing a sense of Belonging in Diverse Societies: Hui-Muslims in China and Muslims in Europe, Workshop Proceedings, KU Leuven Gulen Chair, pp. 171-185.

Other Publications

(1) Francesco Piraino. 2019. « Sufismo d’Europa, Sufismo in Europa ». Rivista Oasi https://www.oasiscenter.eu/it/sufismo-in-europa

(2) Francesco Piraino. (2019). Review “Alireza Doostdar. 2018. The Iranian Metaphysicals Explorations in Science, Islam, and the Uncanny. Princeton: Princeton University Press, Aries, pp. 301-302 https://brill.com/view/journals/arie/19/2/article-p301_11.xml

(3) Francesco Piraino. 2016. Le soufisme au Maroc : entre mysticisme et politique. Review: “Bouasria, Abdelilah. 2015. Sufism and Politics in Morocco, Activism and Dissent. New York: Routledge”, Société Suisse Moyen-Orient et Civilisation islamique (SSMOCI), Bulletin 42, pp. 54-55. http://www.sagw.ch/sgmoik/publikationen/bulletins.html

(4) Francesco Piraino. 2014. “Bruno Guiderdoni—Among Sufism, Traditionalism and Science: A Reply to Bigliardi”. Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective, vol. 3(11), pp. 21-24. http://wp.me/p1Bfg0-1H5.

As a Photographer

(1) Francesco Piraino. 2018. “Queering a Mary Icon: a photographic tour of a religious pilgrimage in Southern Italy”. Mr Ma’am 2018, pp. 37-42. http://www.mrmaam.com/#issue

(2) Francesco Piraino. 2017. Pictures in Andrea Brigaglia and Mauro Nobili (eds), The Arts and Crafts of Literacy: Islamic Manuscripts in Cultures in Sub-Saharan Africa. Berlin: De Gruyter, pp. 331-352. https://www.degruyter.com/downloadpdf/books/9783110541441/9783110541441-012/9783110541441-012.pdf