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The desacralization of the Social Sciences of Religion in Brazil in the footsteps of Weber, Bourdieu and Pierucci

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Renan William dos Santos
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Tempo Social, revista de sociologia da USP; v. 32, n. 3, p. 399-420, Dez. 2020.

Abstract The article aims to reconstruct the repercussion of the bourdieusian critique to the sociological analysis of the religious phenomena, which points to the difficulty that permeates the researcher ‘s involvement with his object of study. In the Brazilian Sociology of Religion, such criticism has aroused (and still raise) intense debate, especially after being mobilized with avowed polemic intention by Antônio Flávio Pierucci, one of the main researchers of this field in the national context. The purpose here is not only to analyze how the discussion unfolded and the arguments mobilized throughout the controversy, but also to reaffirm the importance of Bourdieu’s postulates, defending the pertinence of its use in the interpretation of the religious dynamics in our country. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/24842-1 - Religious orientations on ecological conduct: Environmentalist adherence in Catholic and evangelical religions in Brazil
Grantee:Renan William dos Santos
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate