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Mystical sociology : toward cosmic social theory

Author: Philip Wexler
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, [2013] ©2013
Series: After spirituality : studies in mystical traditions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Culture changes historically, and along with it, reflexive disciplinary representations. Without fully abandoning Sociology, especially the classical tradition, and instead aligning it with its own religious origins and inclinations to an emergent socio-religious imaginary, we look elsewhere for a historically more effective hermeneutic. Here we look especially toward Jewish mysticism - particularly its social face  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Wexler
ISBN: 9781433123405 1433123401 9781433123399 1433123398 9781453911235 1453911235
OCLC Number: 844789463
Description: xiii, 219 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Preface --
Part one: Mystical sociology --
Sociology, mysticism, and society --
The mystical forms of everyday life: beyond excess --
Mystical social theory: examples from Hasidism --
Part two: Religious studies and sociology --
Eliade, classical sociology, and Jewish mysticism --
Scholem's "mysticism and society": steps toward a sociology of jewish mysticism --
Part three: Intellectual foundations of mystical sociology --
Intellectual foundations of mystical sociology --
Social psyhologies of spirituality --
New mysticism in scholarship and society --
Education and professionalism: regeneration --
Postscript: The farther shore: cosmic social theory --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: After spirituality : studies in mystical traditions.
Responsibility: Philip Wexler.

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A double-edged sword of remysticization is described; on the one hand, offering social materiel for everyday counter practices to excess, unintentionally reinforcing the hegemonic regime of  Read more...

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