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Title Marx, critical theory, and religion : a critique of rational choice / edited by Warren S. Goldstein.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2006]

Series Studies in critical social sciences, 1573-4234 ; v. 6
Studies in critical social sciences ; v. 6. 1573-4234
Subject Marx, Karl, 1818-1883.
Religion and sociology.
Critical theory.
Rational choice theory.
Alt Name Goldstein, Warren S.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 407 pages) : illustrations.
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Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-387) and index.
Contents I. Marx -- II. Critical theory -- III. Religion.
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.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details 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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789047410188 (electronic bk.)
9047410181 (electronic bk.)
9004152385 (hardback ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 290584494
Additional Format Print version: Marx, critical theory, and religion. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, ©2006 (DLC) 2006044017

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