Mar 4 - I Disccuion of film II What is religion Emile...

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I. Disccuion of film II. What is religion? Emile Durkheim (1858-1917): “god is society writ large” “religion is society worshipping itself ” concept Sacred vs. profane The social origins of the distinction and the concept of ritualized “collective effervescence” as the origin of God, religion, society Later permutations of this idea that religion is society (idea that a specific religious belief is the social order sascralized and made to appear divine/necessary) Note - Idea of scared emerge from intend activities where members of the society come together and celebrate and produce the energy of “collective effort.” - The belief in God is society projected the societal power of unity through a religion symbol (i.e. God). - God is the recognition of social power - Religion is projection of social/political order Ritual theory (Victor Tuner (1926-1980) How do people become culture bearers? 1.
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course ANT 2 taught by Professor Smith during the Winter '07 term at UC Davis.

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