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Anthropological Studies of Religion: An Introductory Text

Morris, Brian. 2010. Anthropological Studies of Religion: An Introductory Text. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0521339919 [Book]

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In this important, scholarly and wide-ranging text, Brian Morris provides a lucid outline of the nature of the explanations of religious phenomena offered by such great thinkers as Hegel, Marx, and Weber. In doing so he also unravels the many theoretical strategies in the study of religion that have been developed and explored by later anthropologists. Besides discussing the classical authors and the debates surrounding their work, Morris presents perceptive accounts of more contemporary scholars such as Jung, Malinowski, Levi-Strauss, Geertz, and Godelier. Written from the standpoint of critical sympathy, and free of jargon, this book is an invaluable guide to the writings on religion of all the major figures in anthropology.

Item Type:

Book

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Anthropology

Date:

2010

Item ID:

18566

Date Deposited:

13 Jun 2016 10:41

Last Modified:

16 Jun 2017 12:32

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/18566

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