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Manufacturing Religion : the Discourse on Sui Generis Religion and the Politics of Nostalgia.

Author: Russell T McCutcheon
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offering a critique of traditional religion scholarship, this work focuses on multiple interrelated targets. It covers the history of religions as a discipline, and examines the ideological basis for, and service of, the "sui generis" argument.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Russell T McCutcheon
ISBN: 9780195355680 0195355687
OCLC Number: 466426626
Description: 1 online resource (268 pages)
Contents: Contents; Introduction: The Manufacture of "Religion"; 1. Ideological Strategies and the Politics of Nostalgia; 2. Autonomy, Discourses, and Social Privilege; 3. The Debate on the Autonomy of Eliade; 4. The Poverty of Theory in the Classroom; 5. The Category Religion in Recent Scholarship; 6. The Imperial Dynamic and the Discourse on Religion; 7. Institutional Identity and the Significance of Theory; Notes; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; V; W; X; Y.

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Offering a critique of traditional religion scholarship, this work focuses on multiple interrelated targets. It covers the history of religions as a discipline, and examines the ideological basis for, and service of, the "sui generis" argument.

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