The Enchantment of Sociology

The Enchantment of Sociology

Author: Kieran Flanagan

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0312129750

Category: Christian sociology)

Page: 293

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This book is an unusual sociological study of the link between theology and culture that addresses the pursuit of enchantment in a culture of postmodernity. It involves a novel reading of Simmel, Bourdieu and the Swiss theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar to respond to Weber's fears regarding disenchantment in contemporary culture. The notion of charisma is related to Bourdieu's concept of habitus in the context of sociological self-understandings embodied in the term 'reflexivity'. Sociology is applied to sociology itself to discern its own domestic response to theological readings of culture and to map out a new model for understanding. This gives a novel turn to debates on postmodernity and the sociology of culture, one that argues against assumptions of secularisations. It seek to give theologians a sociological means of understanding culture which they have hitherto lacked. This is a controversial book that should open out new debates on the connection between theology, sociology and culture.
The Enchantment of Sociology
Language: en
Pages: 293
Authors: Kieran Flanagan
Categories: Christian sociology)
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This book is an unusual sociological study of the link between theology and culture that addresses the pursuit of enchantment in a culture of postmodernity. It involves a novel reading of Simmel, Bourdieu and the Swiss theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar to respond to Weber's fears regarding disenchantment in contemporary
The Enchantment of Sociology
Language: en
Pages: 307
Authors: K. Flanagan
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996-04-03 - Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

A unique study of the link between theology and culture from a sociological perspective which addresses the issue of the pursuit of enchantment in the context of postmodernity. Sociology is applied to sociology itself to discern its own domestic response to theological readings of culture. A novel reading of Simmel,
Enchanting a Disenchanted World
Language: en
Pages: 255
Authors: George Ritzer
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Pine Forge Press

The only book to connect the everyday world of the 20-something undergraduate consumer with sound sociological analysis of the world of consumption Enchanting a Disenchanted World, Third Edition examines Disney, malls, cruise lines, Las Vegas, the world wide web, Planet Hollywood, credit cards, and all the other ways we now
Enchanting a Disenchanted World
Language: en
Pages: 263
Authors: George Ritzer
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Pine Forge Press

The Second Edition of Enchanting a Disenchanted World: Revolutionizing the Means of Consumption is a unique analysis of the world of consumption, examining how we are different consumers now than we were in the past, both in the U.S. and around the world. In the process of understanding this social
Sociological Noir
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Kieran Flanagan
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-04 - Publisher: Routledge

Contrary to secular claims regarding the expulsion of religion, modernity does in fact produce unprecedented forms whose understanding re-casts the relationships between sociology and theology. This book explores ‘irruptions’ which disturb modernity from without: fragments or deposits of history that have spectral – or ‘noir’ – properties, whether ruins, collective