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Cultural Markets and Consecration  

Marc Verboord

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Dec 2019
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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

The Dreyfus Affair and Durkheim’s Experience of Anti-Semitism  

Pierre Birnbaum

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May 2020
This article emphasizes the importance of the Dreyfus Affair in the manner in which Emile Durkheim approached the subject of anti-Semitism between 1897 and 1899, while the Affair was in ... More

Durkheim and the New Sociology of Morality  

Steven Lukes

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Jun 2020
Durkheim’s writings on morality are examined, distinguishing his earlier, more familiar account from later developments that advance new ideas relevant to present-day debates. The question ... More

Durkheim’s Signature Project: The Science of Morality as Rational Moral Art  

Mark S. Cladis

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May 2020
The development of a science of morality, or what he called rational moral art (l’art moral rationnel), is one of Durkheim’s most ambitious endeavors. The very idea of rational art will ... More

Emile Durkheim and the Modern Family  

Francois de Singly

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May 2020
Emile Durkheim’s first specialized course in Bordeaux (in 1888) was on the sociology of the family. Although his work on the topic is not his best known, and is often rather misunderstood, ... More

Emile Durkheim and the Sociology of Religion  

Matthias Koenig

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May 2020
As religion has gained public and scholarly attention, sociologists have critically revised orthodox secularization theory. This article revisits Emile Durkheim’s sociologie religieuse and ... More

Four Keys to Understanding Religious Experience in Latin America  

Hugo José Suárez

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Jun 2020
This chapter conceptualizes the basic elements of the Latin American religious experience. It argues that the most important religious expressions are “para-ecclesiastical agents,” ... 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

From Sociology of Latin American Religions to a Latin American Sociology of Religion  

Olga Odgers-Ortiz

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Jun 2020
Recent decades have seen important developments in Latin American writings in the sociology of religion field. Not only has there been exponential growth in the number of publications on ... More

Including Islam  

Stefan Leder

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Mar 2020
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May 2019
Weber’s concept of Islam as a cultural configuration including religion, society, and political order was conceived against the backdrop of Europe’s supposed uniqueness and exemplary path ... More

Max Weber and the Late Modernization of Catholicism  

Bryan S. Turner and Rosario Forlenza

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Mar 2020
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May 2019
While Max Weber wrote extensively on a range of religions—Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, and most extensively Protestantism—there is no fully developed sociology of Catholicism. This ... More

The Modern Individual  

W. Watts Miller

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May 2020
This article tracks key changes and continuities in Durkheim’s approach to the modern individual, beginning with the landscape of his thesis on the division of labor. A period of transition ... 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 non-group-forming ... More

Practices of Sacralization: A Theoretical Proposal for a Sociology of (Popular) Religion from Latin America  

Eloísa Martín

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Jul 2020
The concept of “popular religion” is among the most frequent to arise in debates on religion in sociology. Nevertheless, there is often disagreement on the scope of this concept and its ... More

Religious Diversity, Popular Religions and Multiple Modernities  

Cristián Parker

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Jun 2020
Religious diversity and pluralism are increasing in Latin America. The religious field that some decades ago was mainly Catholic has changed radically. In addition to Pentecostalism 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

Reputation in Moral Philosophy and Epistemology  

Gloria Origgi

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Aug 2019
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Jun 2019
This chapter analyzes the philosophical import of the notion of reputation along two main axes: (1) reputation as a motivation for action, and (2) reputation as a special kind of social ... More

The Sociality of Mind: Key Arguments, Inner Tensions, and Divergent Appropriations of Durkheim’s Sociology of Knowledge  

Frithjof Nungesser

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May 2020
Ever since Durkheim, the question of the sociality of mind has remained both contentious and fruitful. This article discusses the Durkheimian contribution to the sociology of knowledge in ... More

Sociology of the Sacred: The Revitalization of the Durkheim School at the Collège de Sociologie and the Renewal of a Sociology of Sacralization by Hans Joas  

Stephan Moebius

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Jun 2020
This article analyzes three key stages in the development of the sociology of the sacred: the Durkheim school, the Collège de Sociologie, and the work of Hans Joas. First, it shows that the ... More

The Study on Ancient Israel and Its Relevance for Contemporary Politics  

Eduardo Weisz

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Mar 2020
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Feb 2019
When Max Weber began his work on the historical importance of the relationship between the Protestant ethic and modern capitalism, he committed himself to the most enduring of his ... More

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