The i-zation of Society, Religion, and Neoliberal Post-Secularism - Possamai, Adam
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This book explores the elective affinity of religion and post-secularism with neoliberalism. With the help of digital capitalism, neoliberalism dominates, more and more, all aspects of life, and religion is not left unaffected. While some faith groups are embracing this hegemony, and others are simply following the signs of the times, changes have been so significant that religion is no longer what it used to be. Linking theories from Fredric Jameson and George Ritzer, this book presents the argument that our present society is going through a process of i-zation in which (1) capitalism…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book explores the elective affinity of religion and post-secularism with neoliberalism. With the help of digital capitalism, neoliberalism dominates, more and more, all aspects of life, and religion is not left unaffected. While some faith groups are embracing this hegemony, and others are simply following the signs of the times, changes have been so significant that religion is no longer what it used to be. Linking theories from Fredric Jameson and George Ritzer, this book presents the argument that our present society is going through a process of i-zation in which (1) capitalism dominates not only our outer, social lives (through, for example, global capitalism) but also our inner, personal lives, through its expansion in the digital world, facilitated by various i-technology applications; (2) the McDonaldization process has now been normalized; and (3) religiosity has been standardized. Reviewing the new inequalities present in this i-society, the book considers their impact on Jurgen Habermas's project of post-secularism, and appraises the roles that various religions may have in supporting and/or countering this process. It concludes by arguing that Habermas's post-secular project will occur but that, paradoxically, the religious message(s) will be instrumentalized for capitalist purposes.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Springer, Berlin; Springer Singapore
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 978-981-13-5530-1
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018
  • Seitenzahl: 260
  • Erscheinungstermin: 23. Dezember 2018
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 211mm x 151mm x 20mm
  • Gewicht: 348g
  • ISBN-13: 9789811355301
  • ISBN-10: 9811355304
  • Artikelnr.: 54772000
Autorenporträt
Adam Possamai is Professor in Sociology and Director of Research in the School of Social Sciences and Psychology at Western Sydney University. He is the (co)author and (co)editor of a dozen academic books, 5 novels, and close to 80 refereed articles and book chapters. He is the past President of the International Sociological Association's Committee 22 on the Sociology of Religion. He has been a visiting Professor at the City University of New York and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. His latest books are Religions, Nations and Transnationalism in Multiple Modernities (edited with Patrick Michel and Bryan Turner, 2017, Palgrave McMillan), Religion and Non-Religion among Australian Aboriginal Peoples (edited with James Cox, 2016, Routledge), The Sociology of Shari'a: Case Studies from Around the World (edited with James Richardson and Bryan Turner, 2015, Springer) and the novel L'histoire extraordinaire de Baudelaire (2017, Rivière Blanche).
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction PART I: Religion and Neoliberalism Chapter 1: Religions Aligned with Neoliberalism Chapter 2: Religions within Neoliberalism Chapter 3: Religious Alternatives to Neoliberalism Chapter 4: There is no such thing as a religion PART II: AGGIONORMENTO OF CRITICAL SOCIAL THEORIES: THE I-ZATION OF SOCIETY, RELIGION AND POST-SECULARISM Chapter 5: Jameson (1):From Late Capitalism to Digital Capitalism Chapter 6: Jameson (2): From Pastiche to the Pygmalion Process Chapter 7: Ritzer (1): From The McDonaldization Thesis to the i-zation of Society Chapter 8: Ritzer (2) - Standardization and Branding Chapter 9: Habermas (1): A Neoliberal Post-secular Project Chapter 10: Habermas (2):Neoliberal Post-secularism and the i-zation of Society PART III: POLICY IMPLICATION: A NEW COMPASSIONATE TAX Chapter 11: Revising Religious Tax Exemption& lt; Chapter 12: Conclusions: A Global Compassionate Tax for the i-Society