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Discourse and the Construction of Society: Comparative Studies of Myth, Ritual, and Classification

Discourse and the Construction of Society: Comparative Studies of Myth, Ritual, and Classification (Paperback)

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Without overlooking the role of coercive force in the maintenance (or overthrow) of social structures, Lincoln argues his thesis with rich illustrations drawn from such diverse areas as Platonic philosophy, the Upanishads of India, ancient Celtic banquets, professional wrestling, and the Spanish Civil War. This wide-ranging interdisciplinary study-which draws on works in history, semiotics, anthropology, sociology, classics, and indology-offers challenging new insights into the complex dynamics of social cohesion and change. The second edition includes three new chapters, new images, and an updated bibliography.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropologySocial & cultural anthropologyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsReligious groups: social & cultural aspectsReligion & BeliefsOther Religions, Cults and alternatives to religionTheologyReligion & BeliefsReligion: generalComparative religionReligion & BeliefsReligion: generalInterfaith relations Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc Publication Date: 01/07/2014 ISBN-13: 9780199372362  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Bruce Lincoln is Caroline E. Haskell Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago.

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