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by Andrew McKinnon; Marta Trzebiatowska;


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Sociological Theory and the Question of Religion

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Religion lies near the heart of the classical sociological tradition, yet it no longer occupies the same place within the contemporary sociological enterprise. This relative absence has left sociology under-prepared for thinking about religion's continuing importance in new issues, movements, and events in the twenty-first century. This book seeks to address this lacunae by offering a variety of theoretical perspectives on the study of religion that bridge the gap between mainstream concerns of sociologists and the sociology of religion. Following an assessment of the current state of the field, the authors develop an emerging critical perspective within the sociology of religion with particular focus on the importance of historical background. Re-assessing the themes of aesthetics, listening and different degrees of spiritual self-discipline, the authors draw on ethnographic studies of religious involvement in Norway and the UK. They highlight the importance of power in the sociology of religion with help from Pierre Bourdieu, Marx and Critical Discourse Analysis.
This book points to emerging currents in the field and offers a productive and lively way forward, not just for sociological theory of religion, but for the sociology of religion more generally.

Sociological Theory and the Question of Religion by Andrew McKinnon; Marta Trzebiatowska was published by Ashgate Publishing Group in November 2014. The ISBN for Sociological Theory and the Question of Religion is 9781409465515.

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Page last updated 9th December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherAshgate Publishing Group (November 2014)
EditionNew edition
Weight668g
Number of Pages240
Thickness18 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9781409465515
ISBN-101409465519
Product Code4303815
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