In the prior exam period, you used your hermeneutics of suspicion to think about how a number of discourses function as tools of social construction. Classification, structure, and habitus became terms by which you could deconstruct essentialist understandings of society and move toward a critical and more sophisticated understanding of how society works. In this … Continue reading REL100 Exam 3 Review
For your summative assessment, you will create a digital presentation of your social theorizing about an issue in the study of religion in culture. This issue may be thought of as a keyword in the vein of entries in Raymond Williams or Russell T. McCutcheon & Aaron W. Hughes volumes. The issue provides you an … Continue reading REL 501 Final Project- Social Theory Position Poster
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In the prior exam period, you observed that "religion," as a category of cultural grouping is unstable in its boundaries (e.g. Who/what makes up a group?) and definitions (e.g. What is a religion?). And in looking at a brief history of the category's diverse use and development, you saw how religion, like other classifications, is … Continue reading REL100 Exam 2
Everyone loves a good statistic...until they don't. We love the convenience of having statistical data readily available in order to defend our arguments. But if you've ever been on the side of being someone else's statistic, then you probably know that there's more to the story then just the numbers. Here's a thought experiment: Go … Continue reading Statistics and Essentialism: More to the Story