Item description for Marx, Critical Theory, And Religion: A Critique of Rational Choice (Studies in Critical Social Sciences) by Warren S. Goldstein...
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.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.5" Width: 6.3" Height: 1.3" Weight: 1.85 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2006
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004152385 ISBN13 9789004152380