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The Elementary Forms of Religious Life

The Elementary Forms of Religious Life Author Emile Durkheim
ISBN-10 0192832557
Release 2001
Pages 358
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In this title, Emile Durkheim set himself the task of discovering the enduring source of human social identity. He investigated what he considered to be the simplest form of documented religion - totemism among the Aborigines of Australia. Aboriginal religion was an avenue "to yield an understanding of the religious nature of man, by showing us an essential and permanent aspect of humanity". The need and capacity of men and women to relate socially lies at the heart of Durkheim's exploration, in which religion embodies the beliefs that shape our moral universe. This edition provides an introduction to Durkheim's ideas. This book is intended for students and teachers of religious studies, sociology of religion, sociology, anthropology; general readers of philosophy and religion.



The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life

The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life Author Émile Durkheim
ISBN-10 9780486120447
Release 2012-06-07
Pages 480
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A founder of modern sociology examines animism, naturism, totemism, myth, and ritual in this 1912 classic, which traces the source of religion and morality to a collective consciousness.



The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life

The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life Author Émile Durkheim
ISBN-10 0692023186
Release 2014-04-08
Pages 400
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The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life is the classic work of sociology by Emile Durkheim one of the founders of modern sociology. Analyzing the social phenomenon of religion across the ages and geographical boundaries Durkheim finds that early humans associated feelings with objects in their environment that they turn into objects of power. With the objects of power leading to early religion in totemism. Looking at some of the most basic forms of religious organization Durkheim separates out the core of religious rites, with only the concept of sacredness being the unifying theme in all religions.



Epistemology and Practice

Epistemology and Practice Author Anne Warfield Rawls
ISBN-10 1139441329
Release 2005-03-03
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In this original and controversial book Professor Rawls argues that Durkheim's The Elementary Forms of Religious Life is the crowning achievement of his sociological endeavour and that since its publication in English in 1915 it has been consistently misunderstood. Rather than a work on primitive religion or the sociology of knowledge, Rawls asserts that it is an attempt by Durkheim to establish a unique epistemological basis for the study of sociology and moral relations. By privileging social practice over beliefs and ideas, it avoids the dilemmas inherent in philosophical approaches to knowledge and morality that are based on individualism and the tendency to privilege beliefs and ideas over practices, both tendencies that dominate western thought. Based on detailed textual analysis of the primary text, this book will be an important and original contribution to contemporary debates on social theory and philosophy.



On Durkheim s Elementary Forms of Religious Life

On Durkheim s Elementary Forms of Religious Life Author N.J. Allen
ISBN-10 9781134715022
Release 2012-10-12
Pages 240
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This is the first collection of essays to be published on Durkheim's masterpiece The Elementary Forms of Religious Life. It represents the work of the most important international Durkheim scholars from the fields of anthropology, philosophy and sociology. The essays focus on key topics including: * the method Durkheim adopted in his study * the role of ritual and belief in society * the nature of contemporary religion The contributors also explore cutting-edge debates about the notion of the soul and collective rituals.



The Work of Art

The Work of Art Author Michael Jackson
ISBN-10 9780231541992
Release 2016-10-11
Pages 272
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How are we to think of works of art? Rather than treat art as an expression of individual genius, market forces, or aesthetic principles, Michael Jackson focuses on how art effects transformations in our lives. Art opens up transitional, ritual, or utopian spaces that enable us to reconcile inward imperatives and outward constraints, thereby making our lives more manageable and meaningful. Art allows us to strike a balance between being actors and being acted upon. Drawing on his ethnographic fieldwork in Aboriginal Australia and West Africa, as well as insights from psychoanalysis, religious studies, literature, and the philosophy of art, Jackson uses an extraordinary range of references—from Bruegel to Beuys, Paleolithic art to performance art, Michelangelo to Munch—in exploring the symbolic labor whereby human beings make themselves, both individually and socially, out of the environmental, biographical, and physical materials that affect them: a process that connects art with gestation, storytelling, and dreaming and illuminates the elementary forms of religious life.



The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life the Original Classic Edition

The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life   the Original Classic Edition Author Émile Durkheim
ISBN-10 1486488897
Release 2013-03-01
Pages 228
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Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition of The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life. It was previously published by other bona fide publishers, and is now, after many years, back in print. This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work by Emile Durkheim, which is now, at last, again available to you. Get the PDF and EPUB NOW as well. Included in your purchase you have The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life in EPUB AND PDF format to read on any tablet, eReader, desktop, laptop or smartphone simultaneous - Get it NOW. Enjoy this classic work today. These selected paragraphs distill the contents and give you a quick look inside The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life: Look inside the book: Every time that we undertake to explain something human, taken at a given moment in history-be it a religious belief, a moral precept, a legal principle, an aesthetic style or an economic system-it is necessary to commence by going back to its most primitive and simple form, to try to account for the characteristics by which it was marked at that time, and then to show how it developed and became complicated little by little, and how it became that which it is at the moment in question. ...If we are going to look for the most primitive and simple religion which we can observe, it is necessary to begin by defining what is meant by a religion; for without this, we would run the risk of giving the name to a system of ideas and practices which has nothing at all religious about it, or else of leaving to one side many religious facts, without perceiving their true nature



The Elementary Forms of the New Religious Life

The Elementary Forms of the New Religious Life Author Roy Wallis
ISBN-10 0710098901
Release 1984
Pages 171
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Durkheim on Religion

Durkheim on Religion Author W. S. F. Pickering
ISBN-10 9780227173459
Release 2011
Pages 376
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Durkheim is universally recognised as one of the founding fathers of sociology with his work enabling sociology to be accepted as a discipline within the academic world. What is presented here is a selection of readings from Durkheim's work on religion, beginning with early reviews and proceeding with articles and extracts from books, presented in order of original publication. Also included are detailed bibliographies and abstracts together with contributions by such writers as Van Gennep, Goldenweiser and Stanner.



The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life A Study in Religious Sociology Translated from the French by J W Swain

The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life  A Study in Religious Sociology     Translated from the French by J W  Swain Author Émile Durkheim
ISBN-10 OCLC:752648707
Release 1915
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The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life

The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life Author Emile Durkheim
ISBN-10 0267803052
Release 2018-02-04
Pages 472
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Excerpt from The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life: A Study in Religious Sociology In reality, then, there are no religions which are false. All are true in their own fashion all answer, though in different ways, to the given conditions of human existence. It is undeniably possible to arrange them in a hierarchy. Some can be called superior to others, in the sense that they call into play higher mental functions, that they are richer in ideas and sentiments, that they contain more concepts with fewer sensations and images, and that their arrangement is wiser. But howsoever real this greater complexity and this higher ideality may be, they are not sufficient to place the corresponding religions in different classes. All are religions equally, just as all living beings are equally alive, from the most humble plastids up to man. So when we turn to primitive religions it is not with the idea of depreciating. Religion in general, for these religions are no less respectable than the others. They respond to the same needs, they play the same role, they depend upon the same causes; they can also well serve_ to show the nature of the religious life, and consequently to resolve the problem which we wish to study. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.



Durkheim in Dialogue

Durkheim in Dialogue Author Sondra L. Hausner
ISBN-10 9781782380221
Release 2013-11-30
Pages 280
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One hundred years after the publication of the great sociological treatise, The Elementary Forms of Religious Life, this new volume shows how aptly Durkheim1s theories still resonate with the study of contemporary and historical religious societies. The volume applies the Durkheimian model to multiple cases, probing its resilience, wondering where it might be tweaked, and asking which aspects have best stood the test of time. A dialogue between theory and ethnography, this book shows how Durkheimian sociology has become a mainstay of social thought and theory, pointing to multiple ways in which Durkheim1s work on religion remains relevant to our thinking about culture.



The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life a Study in Religious Sociology

The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life  a Study in Religious Sociology Author Emile Durkheim
ISBN-10 1313976261
Release 2013-01
Pages 478
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The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life a Study in Religious Sociology Scholar s Choice Edition

The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life  a Study in Religious Sociology   Scholar s Choice Edition Author Émile Durkheim
ISBN-10 1298396042
Release 2015-02-19
Pages 470
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Durkheim on Religion Revisited Another Look at the Elementary Forms of the Religious Life

Durkheim on Religion Revisited  Another Look at the Elementary Forms of the Religious Life Author Talcott Parsons
ISBN-10 OCLC:77928992
Release 1973
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The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life

The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life Author Émile Durkheim
ISBN-10 OCLC:314038943
Release 1947
Pages 456
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Ritual and the Sacred

Ritual and the Sacred Author Massimo Rosati
ISBN-10 9781317062417
Release 2016-04-08
Pages 180
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Ritual and the Sacred discusses some of the most important issues of modern socio-political life through the lens of a neo-Durkheimian perspective. Building on the main lesson of Durkheim's Elementary Forms of Religious Life, this book articulates values and practices common to non-Western and religious traditions that have the capacity to shape our modern way of living. Central to this volume is the question of modernity and scepticism with regard to mainstream Western wisdom; Rosati focuses on the notion of societal self-reassessment and self-revision, illustrating a willingness to learn from ’primitive’ societies. This reassessment necessitates us to rethink the central roles played by ritual and the sacred as building blocks of social and individual life, both of which remain salient features within the modern world. This title will be of key interest to sociologists of religion, philosophy politics and social theorists.