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

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

by Russell T. McCutcheon
     
 

ISBN-10: 1845530004

ISBN-13: 9781845530006

Pub. Date: 08/28/2014

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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…  See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845530006
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2014
Series:
Religion in Culture Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1"Religion" and the lust for dogmatic rule1
Ch. 2Swapping spit around the camp fire16
Ch. 3The tricks and treats of classification33
Ch. 4A little more authentic than was really necessary47
Ch. 5Another reason why societies need dissent64
Ch. 6That versatile little problem-solver82

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