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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

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

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 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

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 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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