Marx, critical theory, and religion: a critique of rational choice

The Sociology of Religion has had several frameworks guiding its analysis including functionalism, interpretive sociology, phenomenology, symbolic interactionism and now rational choice theory. Marxism has tended to ignore religion assuming it is something that would eventually disappear even though...

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Contributors: Goldstein, Warren S. (Other)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Leiden Boston Brill 2010
In:Year: 2010
Series/Journal:Studies in critical social sciences 1573-4234 v. 6
Studies in critical social sciences v. 6
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Critique of religion / Marx, Karl 1818-1883 / Religion / Critical theory
B Religious sociology / Rational choice / Critical theory
Further subjects:B Collection of essays
B Rational Choice Theory
B Religion and sociology
B Critical Theory
B SOCIAL SCIENCE ; Sociology of Religion
B Electronic book
B Electronic books
B Marx, Karl 1818-1883
B Marx, Karl
B Marx, Karl 1818-1883 Marx, Karl 1818-1883
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Summary:The Sociology of Religion has had several frameworks guiding its analysis including functionalism, interpretive sociology, phenomenology, symbolic interactionism and now rational choice theory. Marxism has tended to ignore religion assuming it is something that would eventually disappear even though it retained theological elements. This collection of essays brings together a group of scholars who use frameworks provided by Marx and Critical Theory in analyzing religion. It's goal is to establish a critical theory of religion within the sociology of religion as an alternative to rational choice. In doing so, it engages in a critique of the positivism, uncritical praise of the market (neoconservativism) and one dimensional conception of rationality of the rational choice theory of religion
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references (p. [363]-387) and index. - Description based on print version record
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Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002
Format:Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
ISBN:9047410181