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Consumer Culture and Global Disorder
Consumer culture and global disorder

One of the noticeable features of sociology in the 1980s has been the growth of interest in the cultural dimension of social life which has propelled the sociology of culture from a marginal position towards the centre of the sociological field (Robertson, 1988; and chapter 3 above). At the same time a reverse process seems to have taken place which has seen the sociology of religion move towards a more marginal and isolated place within the field (Fenn, 1982; Beckford, 1985). Save for a few notable exceptions there has generally been little interest in religious phenomena on the part of those engaged in theorizing the contemporary cultural complex. Yet we hardly need to recall that the ...

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