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  • Alternative sociologies of religion: Through non-Western eyes.
    Spickard, James V. (2017)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Sociology of religion has been bound to western culture, as organization, belief, & morals. The Confucian perspective leads to popular or everyday religion, de-individualized. Ibn Khaldun saw religion & ethnicity as forces for solidarity beyond familism. The Navajo perspective reveals the performative nature of ritual.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Individualism; Popular religion; Ritual; Market model; Familism; Ancestor; Sociology of religion; Culture; Definition of religion; Ethnic; Everyday life; Theory; Solidarity; Confucian; Navajo; Khaldun, Ibn
  • Religious borderlands: Sociology of religion in conversation with its disciplinary neighbors.
    Carnesecca, Cole (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:3: 225-240.

    Notes the contemporary propensity in anthropology & area studies to abandon the category religion, in contrast to conceptualization in the sociology of religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Sociology of religion; Emic/etic; Shinto; Japan; Definition of religion; Confucian; China
  • Ethnocentrism, Social Theory and Non-western Sociologies of Religion. Toward a Confucian Alternative.
    Spickard, James V. (1998)
    International Sociology 13:2: 173-194.

    Argues that the Weberian problem of religious authority, the study of secularization, & rational choice theory are ethnocentric.

    Associated Search Terms: Confucian sociology of religion; Rational choice theory; Secularization; Authority; Theory
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