Religion and the Domestication of Dissent: Or, How to Live in a Less Than Perfect Nation / Edition 1

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In this wide-ranging essay that addresses a variety of contemporary sites where the discourse on authenticity carries out generally undisclosed social work, a scholar of religion asks readers who are not necessarily familiar with recent advances in this discipline to consider how the classifications we use to name and thereby negotiate our social worlds - foremost among them the classification "religion" itself - accomplish considerable political work.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845530013
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/28/2014
  • Series: Religion in Culture Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Russell T. McCutcheon is Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 "Religion" and the lust for dogmatic rule 1
Ch. 2 Swapping spit around the camp fire 16
Ch. 3 The tricks and treats of classification 33
Ch. 4 A little more authentic than was really necessary 47
Ch. 5 Another reason why societies need dissent 64
Ch. 6 That versatile little problem-solver 82
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