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A Comparative Sociology of World Religions : Virtuosi, Priests, and Popular Religion. (eBook, 2001) [rmworthantiques.com]

a comparative sociology of world religions sharot stephen

Religious conflict, linked with ethnic and cultural differences are part of the everyday discussion in classrooms and on campuses around the world. In each case the volume contextualizes how the relationships between these two religious forms fit within, and are influenced by, the wider socio-political environment. The following chapters each focus on major religious cultures, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, Judaism, and the religions of China and Japan. She also reveals how such devotion supports and emboldens immigrants in their struggle to provide for their families and create their lives in the city with dignity. Due to the high level of interest in religion and religious conflict, and an increased interest in religion on a global scale, this book will also be adopted in introductory sociology, social movements, and social problems courses.

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A Comparative Sociology of World Religions: Virtuosi, Priests, and Popular Religion by Stephen Sharot

a comparative sociology of world religions sharot stephen

Berkeley,University of California Press, 2001, xx+432 pp. In his methodology of the social sciences, he both exposed the flaws and solidified the foundations of the German historical tradition. A Sociology of World Religions presents a comparative analysis of the world's religions, focusing on the differences and interrelationships between religious elites and lay masses. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Book is in Used-Good condition. Stephen Sharot does both in this masterful study, the product of many years of research. After introducing the book's major themes, the volume introduces and builds upon an analysis of Weber's model of religious action, drawing on Durkheim, Marxist scholars, and the work of contemporary sociologists and anthropolgists.

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a comparative sociology of world religions sharot stephen

Sharot brings to his work a daunting-indeed dazzling-armoury of cross-cultural scholarship, impressively matched by rigorous, sustained and penetrating analysis. This book analyzes how the cult of the Virgin of Guadalupe provides a means for immigrants to articulate their aspirations for belonging and, ultimately, citizenship in the United States. Stephen Sharot does both in this masterful study, the product of many years of research. Its detailed treatment of the theme of elite and popular religion will alsomake it a valuable resource for those interested in comparative religion. Stephen Sharot does both in this masterful study, the product of many years of research. There is little attempt todeal with more explanatory issues or to discuss relevant sociological literature which has soughtto reveal causes and reasons for the patterns described.

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a comparative sociology of world religions sharot stephen

Stephen Sharots stated purpose emerges in the opening chapter asbeing to examine the dierences and interplay between elite and popular religion in the greatworld traditions, not to present a general comparative sociology of world religions, as promisedby the main title. Sharot brings to his work a dauntingindeed dazzlingarmoury of cross-cultural scholarship, impressively matched by rigorous, sustained and penetrating analysis. Sharot brings to his work a daunting—indeed dazzling—armoury of cross-cultural scholarship, impressively matched by rigorous, sustained and penetrating analysis. In each case the volume contextualizes how the relationships between these two religious forms fit within, and are influenced by, the wider socio-political environment. A Sociology of World Religions presents a comparative analysis of the world's religions, focusing on the differences and interrelationships between religious elites and lay masses.

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A Comparative Sociology of World Religions

a comparative sociology of world religions sharot stephen

Later work which has sought to build upon or to take issue with Weber is also often onlymentioned in passing. The four social categories known as varnas were described in the ancient Vedic literature. Despite these many qualifications, Sharots book provides a readable addition to the literatureon the sociology of the world religions. One moves through this collectionwith sustained interest, but it lacks its precursors focus. A Comparative Sociology of World Religions : Virtuosi, Priests, and Popular Religion. A distinctive feature of the book is its accent on popular religion, a much studied phenomenon these days. This subjected body is necessary for the law's existence.

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A Comparative Sociology of World Religions

a comparative sociology of world religions sharot stephen

The important debate between authors such as Gerald Berremanand Louis Dumont on these issues and the way in which an emphasis on the primacy ofsuch beliefs tends to reflect the Brahmin view of the world is largely ignored. There is no comparable work that covers all of these periods and particular cases. The book is not only a monumental contribution to our understanding of religion world-wide, but is also an exemplary exploitation of the insights of sociological analysis when applied to widely diverse cultural phenomena. The authors excuse is an alleged dearth of relevant sources. In each case the volume contextualizes how the relationships between these two religious forms fit within, and are influenced by, the wider socio-political environment.

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Reading : A Comparative Sociology Of World Religions Sharot Stephen

a comparative sociology of world religions sharot stephen

About this Item: New York University Press, United States, 2001. Religion appears to belong to a different realm, signifying matters that are permanent and enduring, residing beyond the everyday. After introducing the book's major themes, the volume introduces and builds upon an analysis of Weber's model of religious action, drawing on Durkheim, Marxist scholars, and the work of contemporary sociologists and anthropolgists. Sharot's accessible introductions to each of the world religions, synthesizing a vast literature on popular religion from sociology, anthropology, and historians of religion, make the project ideal for course use. Patrick's Cathedral in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe's feast day. A distinctive feature of the book is its accent on popular religion, a much studied phenomenon these days.

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A Comparative Sociology of World Religions

a comparative sociology of world religions sharot stephen

By continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. I look forward to the revised edition, which I will certainly use in my class. As agrarian laborers, Shudras have necessarily constituted the majority in an agrarian society, and they have also acquired occupational functions that traditionally were associated with the Kshatriya and Vaishya. It reflects solid scholarship, but is written in an accessible style, and addresses what I believe are the most important issues in our world today. Today, there are few jatis in which the majority work in the occupations traditionally associated with their castes.

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