Collectivistic Religions

Religion, Choice, and Identity in Late Modernity

Author: Slavica Jakelic

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317164202

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

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Collectivistic Religions draws upon empirical studies of Christianity in Europe to address questions of religion and collective identity, religion and nationalism, religion and public life, and religion and conflict. It moves beyond the attempts to tackle such questions in terms of 'choice' and 'religious nationalism' by introducing the notion of 'collectivistic religions' to contemporary debates surrounding public religions. Using a comparison of several case studies, this book challenges the modernist bias in understanding of collectivistic religions as reducible to national identities. A significant contribution to both the study of religious change in contemporary Europe and the theoretical debates that surround religion and secularization, it will be of key interest to scholars across a range of disciplines, including sociology, political science, religious studies, and geography.

Religion and welfare in Europe

Gendered and minority perspectives

Author: Molokotos-Liederman, Lina

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447334787

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Using welfare as a prism, Religion and Welfare in Europe explores regional conceptions and variations in welfare and religion across Europe. Methodological approaches to research and practice draw thematic comparisons on these issues using case studies focused on gendered and minority perspectives as they relate to the varied provision of social welfare in selected European countries. Contributors offer comparative insights on majority-minority relations concerning practices, patterns and mechanisms of social welfare provision, explaining how these lead to conflict, cohesion or – as is so often the case – the grey area in between. The book will be of interest not only to religion and social policy researchers, but to welfare practitioners and policy advisors with a particular interest in the interaction between religion, social welfare, minorities and gender.

The Russian Orthodox Church and Human Rights

Author: Kristina Stoeckl

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317817915

Category: Social Science

Page: 158

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This book examines the key 2008 publication of the Russian Orthodox Church on human dignity, freedom, and rights. It considers how the document was formed, charting the development over time of the Russian Orthodox Church's views on human rights. It analyzes the detail of the document, and assesses the practical and political impact inside the Church, at the national level and in the international arena. Overall, it shows how the attitude of the Russian Orthodox Church has shifted from outright hostility towards individual human rights to the advocacy of "traditional values."

Egalitarian Revolution in the Savanna

The Origins of a West African Political System

Author: Stephen A. Dueppen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317543653

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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Many West African societies have egalitarian political systems, with non-centralised distributions of power. 'Egalitarian Revolution in the Savanna' analyses a wide range of archaeological data to explore the development of such societies. The volume offers a detailed case study of the village settlement of Kirikongo in western Burkina Faso. Over the course of the first millennium, this single homestead extended control over a growing community. The book argues that the decentralization of power in the twelfth century BCE radically transformed this society, changing gender roles, public activities, pottery making and iron-working. 'Egalitarian Revolution in the Savanna' will be of interest to students of political science, anthropology, archaeology and the history of West Africa.

Using Race and Culture in Counseling and Psychotherapy

Theory and Process

Author: Janet E. Helms,Donelda Ann Cook

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205285655

Category: Psychology

Page: 374

View: 1484

This book deals with the importance of issues of race and culture in psychological interventions and provides the reader with the tools necessary for this kind of work, combining a theoretical background with practical exercises. The book is divided into three parts: Part 1, Who enters the process describes the theory and history of the importance of becoming a race and culture sensitive therapist. Part 2, The process, discusses nuances and themes across different counseling situations like group interventions and career counseling. Part 3, Observing the process, looks back at the effectiveness of race and culture sensitivity in counseling and therapy. Integrates racial/cultural issues into traditional counseling theories (chs. 7 and 8). Integrates racial/cultural issues throughout the therapy process (chs. 6, 9 and 10). Applies racial/cultural constructs to various aspects of counseling and therapy (chs 10, 11 and 13). For counselors and clinical psychology practitioners with an interest in the issues of race and culture.

From Illusion to Delusion

Globalization and the Contradictions of Late Modernity

Author: Victor Segesvary

Publisher: Univ Pr of Amer


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

View: 1367


Emile Durkheim

Critical Assessments

Author: Peter Hamilton

Publisher: N.A


Category: Durkheimian school of sociology

Page: N.A

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Salvation Through Dissent

Tonghak Heterodoxy and Early Modern Korea

Author: George L. Kallander

Publisher: Korean Classics Library: Philo


Category: Religion

Page: 312

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The work locates the origins of Koreas twentieth-century religious nationalist movement in the aftermath of the 1894 rebellion, the resurgence of Japanese power after the Russo-Japanese War (19041905), and the re-creation of Tonghak as Ch?ngogyo (the R


epistemology, ethics, and politics

Author: Hans-Jörg Sandkühler

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc


Category: Education

Page: 206

View: 3531

The concept of transculturality no longer assumes that cultures are homogenous unities with stable borders. Borders are no longer given, be it through nation, ethnicity, religion or tradition, or homogenous subject-identities etc. Rather, they emerge and change through the dynamics and complexity of flexibly co-existing networks between persons. To this degree, cultures are agendas, within which one thinks and according to which one wants to act in solidarity with others, because more than one person is convinced of its worth for the shaping of life. This is the context, within which Korean and German philosophers, social scientists and cultural scientists together and in an atmosphere of openness and learning pursue their interests in philosophical questions about human existence, about understanding and knowledge and in problems of society, law, democracy and state. There are topics to be discussed these days - not in isolation from one another, but transculturally - which are topics of thatone world: universal and local discourses on culture, transculturality and cultural differences in the age of globalization, the role of religions within cultures, the possibility of transcultural communication, public rationality, transcultural justice and the universality of human rights.

The Collectivistic Premise

Economics in a New Key

Author: Eli Merchant

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481721453

Category: Education

Page: 108

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The Collectivistic Premise views economics from a new perspective, acknowledging the influence of art, philosophy, history, psychology, ethics and other factors not often looked at, and challenges the premises on which economic thought has been conventionally based. According to Adam Smith and many subsequent economists, self-interest is the only motive driving human beings in the economic sphere, and consequently the only true guarantor of human productivity and wealth creation. Government regulation and ethical considerations are irrelevant and counterproductive in this regard, however high principled and noble their motivation. While this explanation may account for some aspects of economic behavior in the market place that can be labeled as “utilitarian” and “individualistic,” this book takes note of a new principle, the “collectivistic” premise, whether reflected in consumption, work, and trade, that has not received its merited attention. Human beings act not only of self-serving motives but also out of communal ones so that the market place assumes a character and personality larger than its constituent parts. Far from being irrelevant, ethical, political and communal considerations are central to comprehending its nature and function. The role of the emerging global economy and advances in technology provide even stronger incentives to examine in detail this neglected aspect of human motivation and conduct.

Children and Childhood in American Religions

Author: Don S. Browning,Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813546957

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Whether First Communion or bar mitzvah, religious traditions play a central role in the lives of many American children. In this collection of essays, leading scholars reveal for the first time how various religions interpret, reconstruct, and mediate their traditions to help guide children and their parents in navigating the opportunities and challenges of American life. The book examines ten religions, among other topics: How the Catholic Church confronts the tension between its teachings about children and actual practic The Oglala Lakota's struggle to preserve their spiritual tradition The impact of modernity on Hinduism Only by discussing the unique challenges faced by all religions, and their followers, can we take the first step toward a greater understanding for all of us.

religious of the past

Author: N.A

Publisher: Brill Archive



Page: N.A

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Religions as Brands

New Perspectives on the Marketization of Religion and Spirituality

Author: Dr Jean-Claude Usunier,Dr Jörg Stolz

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409467570

Category: Religion

Page: 276

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During the twentieth century, religion has gone on the market place. Churches and religious groups are forced to 'sell god' in order to be attractive to 'religious consumers'. More and more, religions are seen as 'brands' that have to be recognizable to their members and the general public. What does this do to religion? How do religious groups and believers react? What is the consequence for society as a whole? This book brings together some of the best international specialists from marketing, sociology and economics in order to answer these and similar questions. The interdisciplinary book treats new developments in three fields that have hitherto evolved rather independently: the commoditization of religion, the link between religion and consumer behavior, and the economics of religion. By combining and cross-fertilizing these three fields, the book shows just what happens when religions become brands.

Religious Pluralism

Framing Religious Diversity in the Contemporary World

Author: Giuseppe Giordan,Enzo Pace

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319066234

Category: Religion

Page: 188

View: 9078

This volume illustrates both theoretically and empirically the differences between religious diversity and religious pluralism. It highlights how the factual situation of cultural and religious diversity may lead to individual, social and political choices of organized and recognized pluralism. In the process, both individual and collective identities are redefined, incessantly moving along the continuum that ranges from exclusion to inclusion. The book starts by first detailing general issues related to religious pluralism. It makes the case for keeping the empirical, the normative, the regulatory and the interactive dimensions of religious pluralism analytically distinct while recognizing that, in practice, they often overlap. It also underlines the importance of seeking connections between religious pluralism and other pluralisms. Next, the book explores how religious diversity can operate to contribute to legal pluralism and examines the different types of church-state relations: eradication, monopoly, oligopoly and pluralism. The second half of the book features case studies that provide a more specific look at the general issues, from ways to map and assess the religious diversity of a whole country to a comparison between Belgian-French views of religious and philosophical diversity, from religious pluralism in Italy to the shifting approach to ethnic and religious diversity in America, and from a sociological and historical perspective of religious plurality in Japan to an exploration of Brazilian religions, old and new. The transition from religious diversity to religious pluralism is one of the most important challenges that will reshape the role of religion in contemporary society. This book provides readers with insights that will help them better understand and interpret this unprecedented transition.