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PPR242 Religion and Society
Tutors: Mairi Levitt (Michaelmas) and Andrew Dawson (Lent)
In the main, this course introduces the sociological study of religion. Two major themes will run through the course: it will deal with selected key figures in the history of the sociological study of religion and also tackle a selection of basic issues. Examples drawn from a range of contexts will also be considered. Topics covered may include: Marx, Weber, Durkheim or others; secularisation, definitions of religion, religious organisation, and so on.
On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
40% coursework and 60% exam.
Lecture (2 hours) weekly, and seminar (1 hour) fortnightly.
A Dawson Sociology of Religion
G. Davie The Sociology of Religion
M. Hamilton The Sociology of Religion: Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives
L. Kurtz Gods in the Global Village: The World's Religions in Sociological Perspective
M. McGuire Religion: The Social Context
R. O'Toole Religion: Classic Sociological Approaches
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