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

The ubiquitous rhetorics of uniform origins and timeless principles, of pure intentions versus degraded expressions, and of pristine insides versus ambiguous outsides, says McCutcheon (religious studies, U. of Alabama), are all useful to groups engaging in the sleight of hand called social formation. He generalizes them and their ilk into a rhetoric of authenticity,

Overview

The ubiquitous rhetorics of uniform origins and timeless principles, of pure intentions versus degraded expressions, and of pristine insides versus ambiguous outsides, says McCutcheon (religious studies, U. of Alabama), are all useful to groups engaging in the sleight of hand called social formation. He generalizes them and their ilk into a rhetoric of authenticity, which perforce must shift color as the world around it changes. Distributed in the US by the David Brown Book Company. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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

Preface Acknowledgements; 1. "Religion" and the Lust for Dogmatic Rule; 2. Swapping Spit around the Campfire; 3. The Tricks and Treats of Classification; 4. A Little More Authentic than was Really Necessary; 5. Another Reason why Societies Need Dissent; 6. That Versatile Little Problem-Solver; Afterword; References

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