Unit

School Of Social Sciences

Contemporary Theories of Religion and SocietyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102201.2

Discipline: STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Adam Possamai


Assumed Knowledge
Students must have completed an undergraduate degree or equivalent.


Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
Covering Australia and other parts of the world, this unit explores current social theories of religion at the micro, meso, macro, and cyber levels. Starting from the micro or individual level, it deals with theories on the emergence of post-dogmatic religion and the growth of subjectivised forms of religion in the non-institutional field. It then moves to the group or meso level and covers the activities of religious and non-religious groups in the public and post-secular sphere. It then reaches the global (macro) level to discuss notions of multiple modernities, transnationalism and civilizational analysis. Finally, at the cyber level the unit analyses recent theories on the impact of new social media on religion.


Courses
1770.1Master of Social ScienceCONTINUING
8083.1Bachelor of Research StudiesCONTINUING
8083.2Bachelor of Research StudiesCURRENT


Specialisations

ST1009.1Religion and SocietyCONTINUING




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