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Professor Ian Reader

Formerly at Lancaster University

  1. Book
  2. Published

    Pilgrimage: a very short introduction

    Reader, I., 23/04/2015, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 144 p. (Very Short Introductions)

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  3. Published

    Pilgrimage in the marketplace

    Reader, I., 1/11/2013, New York : Routledge. (Routledge Series on Religion, Travel and Tourism)

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  4. Published

    Japanese religions on the Internet: innovation, representation and authority

    Baffelli, E. (ed.), Reader, I. (ed.) & Staemmler, B. (ed.), 2011, New York: Routledge. 228 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  5. Published

    Making pilgrimages : meaning and practice in Shikoku

    Reader, I. J., 2005, Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. 350 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  6. Published

    Religious violence in contemporary Japan : the case of Aum Shinrikyo.

    Reader, I. J., 2000, Richmond: Curzon Press. 304 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  7. Published

    Japanese influences and presences in Asia.

    Soderberg, M. & Reader, I. J., 2000, London: Curzon Press.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  8. Published

    Practically religious: worldly benefits and the common religion of Japan

    Reader, I. & Tanabe, G., 1998, Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press. 303 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  9. Published

    Religion in contemporary Japan

    Reader, I., 1991, Basingstoke: Macmillan. 275 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  10. Working paper
  11. Published
  12. Editorial
  13. Published

    Impact and ramifications: the aftermath of the Aum Affair in the Japanese religious context

    Baffelli, E. & Reader, I., 2012, In: Japanese Journal of Religious Studies. 39, 1, p. 1-28 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineEditorialpeer-review

  14. Journal article
  15. Published

    Murder on the Tokyo subway: nerve centres, religion and violence

    Reader, I., 2013, In: Space and Polity. 17, 3, p. 377-392 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  16. Published

    Secularisation R.I.P? Nonsense! the ‘rush hour away from the gods’ and the decline of religion in contemporary Japan

    Reader, I., 2012, In: Journal of Religion in Japan. 1, 1, p. 7-36 30 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  17. Published

    Globally Aum: the Aum affair, counterterrorism and religion

    Reader, I., 2012, In: Japanese Journal of Religious Studies. 39, 1, p. 177-196 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  18. Published

    Buddhism in Crisis? Institutional decline in modern Japan

    Reader, I., 2011, In: Buddhist Studies Review. 28, 2, p. 233-263 31 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  19. Published

    Competing for the apocalypse: religious rivalry and millennial transformations in a Japanese new religion

    Baffelli, E. & Reader, I., 2011, In: International Journal for the Study of New Religions. 2, 1, p. 5-28 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  20. Published

    Perspective Chronologies, Commonalities and Alternative Status in Japanese New Religious Movements Defining NRMs outside the Western Cul-de-sac

    Reader, I. J., 11/2005, In: Nova Religio. 9, 2, p. 84-96 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  21. Published

    Of religion, nationalism and ideology: analysing the development of religious studies in Japan

    Reader, I. J., 04/2005, In: Social Science Japan Journal. 8, 1, p. 119-124 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  22. Published

    Ten years on : Aum and the Tokyo subway attack

    Reader, I. J., 03/2005, In: Kansai Time Out. 2005, p. 7-10 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  23. Published

    Identity, Nihonjinron, and academic (dis)honesty.

    Reader, I. J., 2003, In: Monumenta Nipponica. 58, 1, p. 103-116 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  24. Published

    Ideology, adademic inventions and mystical anthropology.

    Reader, I. J., 2003, In: Japan Anthropological Workshop Newsletter. 36, p. 73-94 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  25. Published

    Local histories, anthropological interpretations, and the study of a Japanese pilgrimage.

    Reader, I. J., 2003, In: Japanese Journal of Religious Studies. 30, 1-2, p. 119-132 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  26. Published

    Spectres and shadows : Aum Shinrikyo and the road to Megiddo.

    Reader, I. J., 2002, In: Terrorism and Political Violence. 14, 1, p. 145-186 42 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  27. Published

    Consensus shattered : Japanese paradigm shifts and moral panic in the post-Aum era.

    Reader, I. J., 04/2001, In: Nova Religio. 4, 2, p. 225-234 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  28. Published

    Scholarship : Aum Shinrikyo and integrity.

    Reader, I. J., 04/2000, In: Nova Religio. 3, 2, p. 368-382 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  29. Published

    Bakku tsu za fyucha : Nihon shukyo ni okeru nosutarujia to saisei no imeji.

    Reader, I. J., 02/2000, In: Bukkyo. 49, p. 50-62 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  30. Chapter
  31. Published

    Religion in a Globalized World: Comments and Responses

    Reader, I., 2012, Dynamics in the history of religions between Asia and Europe: encounters, notions, and comparative perspectives . Krech, V. & Steinecke, M. (eds.). Leiden: E. J. Brill, p. 435-452 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  32. Published

    The transformation of failure and the spiritualization of violence

    Reader, I., 2011, Blackwell companion to religion and violence. Murphy, A. (ed.). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, p. 304-319 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  33. Published

    The Shikoku Pilgrimage Online

    Reader, I., 2011, Japanese Religions on the Internet: Innovation, Representation and Authority . Baffelli, E., Reader, I. & Staemmler, B. (eds.). New York: Routledge, p. 80-100 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  34. Published

    Bodily punishments and the spiritually transcendent dimensions of violence: a Zen Buddhist example

    Reader, I., 2009, Dying for faith : religiously motivated violence in the contemporary world. Al-Rasheed, M. & Shterin, M. (eds.). London: I. B. Tauris, p. 139-151 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  35. Published

    Folk religion

    Reader, I. J., 2006, Nanzan guide to Japanese religions. Swanson, P. & Chilson, C. (eds.). Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, p. 65-90 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  36. Published

    Gendai sekai ni okeru junrei no koryu : sono imi suru mono (Pilgrimage growth in the modern world : meanings and implications in Japanese)

    Reader, I. J., 2005, Gendai shukyo 2005 : Shukyo fukko no koryu. Tokyo: Tokyodo Shuppan, p. 279-305 27 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  37. Published

    Historical, new, and 'new' new religions

    Reader, I. J., 2005, A companion to the anthropology of Japan. Robertson, J. (ed.). Oxford: Blackwell, p. 431-451 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  38. Published

    Gender and ancient Mediterranean religions

    Reader, I. J., 2005, Encyclopedia of religion. Jones, L. (ed.). London: Macmillan Reference USA, p. 3381-3387 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  39. Published

    Chance, fate, and undisciplined meanderings : a pilgrimage through the fieldwork maze.

    Reader, I., 2003, Doing fieldwork in Japan. Bestor, T. C., Seinhoff, P. G. & Bestor, V. L. (eds.). Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, p. 89-105 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  40. Published

    Killing for salvation : Aum Shinrikyō and the perils of religion.

    Reader, I., 2003, Promise and peril: the paradox of religion as resource and threat. Lannstrom, A. (ed.). 24 ed. Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Nortre Dame Press, p. 87-105 19 p. (Boston University studies in philosophy and religion).

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  41. Published

    Contemporary Zen Buddhism tracts for the laity : grassroots Buddhism in Japan (translation from the Japanese with appended commentary on modern Buddhist texts).

    Reader, I. J., 2002, Religions of Asia in practice : an anthology. Lopez, D. S. (ed.). New Jersey: Princeton University Press, p. 713-724 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  42. Published

    Dramatic confrontations : Aum Shinrikyo against the world.

    Reader, I. J., 2002, Cults, religion and violence. Bromley, D. & Melton, G. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 189-208 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  43. Published

    Identity and nationalism in the 'new' new religions : Buddhism as a motif for the new age in Japan.

    Reader, I. J., 2002, Religion and national identity in the Japanese context : Bunka. Antoni, K. (ed.). Munster: Lit Verlag, Vol. 5. p. 13-36 24 p. (Tubingen intercultural and linguistic studies on Japan).

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  44. Published

    Japan

    Reader, I. J., 2002, Religions of the world. Melton, J. G. & Baumann, M. (eds.). Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, Vol. 2. p. 716-720 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  45. Published

    Interior travels : pilgrimage, nostalgia, identity and quest.

    Reader, I. J., 2001, Return to Japan : from 'pilgrimage' to the West. Nagashima, Y. (ed.). Arhus, Denmark: Arhus University Press, p. 13-32 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  46. Published

    Reflected meanings : underlying themes in the experiences of two Japanese pilgrims to Europe.

    Reader, I. J., 2001, Firenze, Il giappone e l'Asia orientale. Boscaro, A. & Bozzi, M. (eds.). Florence: Leo S. Olschi, p. 121-139 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  47. Published

    Religions of East Asia.

    Reader, I. J., 2001, International encyclopedia of social and behavioural sciences. Elsevier

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  48. Published

    Violent millennialism with a Christian touch : syncretic themes in the millennial perspectives of Aum Shinrikyo.

    Reader, I. J., 2001, Christian millennialism. Hunt, S. (ed.). London: Hurst, p. 239-254 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  49. Published

    Are wa shukyo kore ga shinko : genze riyaku to nihon no shukyo (in Japanese).

    Reader, I. J., 2000, Oraiko : nihonjin no sei ryo shi. Noboru, M. & Takanori, S. (eds.). Tokyo: Shogakkan, p. 321-330 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  50. Published

    Aum Shinrikyo.

    Reader, I. J., 2000, Encyclopedia of millennialism and millennial movements. Landes, R. (ed.). New York: Routledge, p. 39-42 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  51. Published

    Bakku tsu za fyucha : Nihon shukyo ni okeru nosutarujia to saisei no imeji.

    Reader, I. J., 2000, Ibunka kara mita Nihon shukyo no sekai. Suwansonu, A. & Hayashi, A. (eds.). Kyoto: Hozokan, p. 264-287 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  52. Published

    Japan.

    Reader, I. J., 2000, Encyclopedia of millennialism and millennial movements. Landes, R. (ed.). New York: Routledge, p. 198-202 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  53. Published

    Introduction.

    Soderberg, M. & Reader, I. J., 2000, Japanese influences and presences in Asia. Soderberg, M. & Reader, I. J. (eds.). London: Curzon Press, p. 1-21 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  54. Published

    Imagined persecution: Aum Shinrikyo, millennialism and the legitimation of violence.

    Reader, I., 2000, Millennialism, persecution, and violence : historical cases. Wessinger, C. (ed.). Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, p. 138-152 15 p. (Religion and politics).

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  55. Published

    Contemporary Zen Buddhist tracts for the laity: grassroots Buddhism in Japan (Commentary and translation).

    Reader, I., 1999, Religions of Japanese in practice. Tanabe, G. J. (ed.). Princeton University Press, p. 487-498 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

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