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Church, Society, And Hegemony

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This book provides a critical sociology of religion in Latin America. Its purpose is to discuss the notion of religion as part of social, cultural, and political processes in capitalist societies, drawing on the classics of sociological thought (Marx, Durkheim, Weber, and Gramsci). Thus, churches are analyzed as organized institutions of religious mediation intimately linked to the production of social, cultural, and political hegemony in Latin America. The Catholic Church, the dominant church in the region, is ...

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Overview

This book provides a critical sociology of religion in Latin America. Its purpose is to discuss the notion of religion as part of social, cultural, and political processes in capitalist societies, drawing on the classics of sociological thought (Marx, Durkheim, Weber, and Gramsci). Thus, churches are analyzed as organized institutions of religious mediation intimately linked to the production of social, cultural, and political hegemony in Latin America. The Catholic Church, the dominant church in the region, is analyzed in terms of its different faces, changes, and transformations from conquest and colonization through the changing winds of Vatican II to the revolutionary experiences of the popular church in the 1970s and 1980s.

This work will be of interest to scholars of Latin American studies, politics, religion, culture, and sociology. It also speaks to theologians and philosophers working in Latin America.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275937737
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/30/1992
  • Pages: 242
  • Lexile: 1670L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

CARLOS ALBERTO TORRES is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California at Los Angeles.

RICHARD A. YOUNG is a Professor of Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Alberta.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1 The Critique of Religion in Marx 1
2 Religion as a Primitive Phenomenon: Emile Durkheim 15
3 Religion, Economic Rationality, and Civilization: Max Weber's Theses 27
4 Religion as Historical Bloc: The Perspective of Antonio Gramsci 39
5 Religion and Disciplinary Order: On Social Reproduction 59
6 The Popular Church and the Process of Conscientization: Reflections on Possibilities and Contradictions 69
7 Internal Tendencies of the Catholic Church: Typologies and Extrapolations 85
8 Hypothesis for a Theoretical Framework for Religion and Churches in Latin America 105
9 The Catholic Church in Argentina 117
Bibliography 199
Index 219
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