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Cultural Markets and Consecration  

Marc Verboord

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Feb 2019
Cultural consumer markets are, to a large degree, governed by processes of social stratification, distinction, and the symbolic properties of cultural taste. Especially Bourdieu’s field ... More

From Paganism to World Transcendence: Religious Attachment Theory and the Evolution of the World Religions  

Stephen K. Sanderson

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Apr 2018
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Mar 2018
This chapter draws on one of the new cognitive and evolutionary psychological theories of religion, religious attachment theory, to explain the emergence of the Axial Age religions of the ... More

The Neurology of Religion: An Explanation from Evolutionary Sociology  

Alexandra Maryanski and Jonathan H. Turner

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Apr 2018
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Mar 2018
The human propensity for religious behavior and, eventually, religious organization is the by-product of natural selection working on the neuroanatomy of low-sociality and ... More

Religious Globalisms  

Jeffrey Haynes

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Dec 2018
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Dec 2018
Religious globalisms are ways of understanding the global environment as expressed through specific religious world views. The literature tends to see a dichotomous relationship between ... More

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