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Sociology and Anthropology

Abstract/Excerpt

This chapter outlines a typology of relationships between religious ideas and family structures, based on the work of anthropologist Mary Douglas. It illustrates that typology with descriptions of the religious and family differences between Nepalese Hindus, Nepalese Buddhists, and Coast Miwok Indians. It ends with some suggestions about how the typology might be used to analyze North American religions

Document Type

Chapter

Book Title

The Religion and Family Connection: Social Science Perspectives

Editors

Darwin L. Thomas

Series Title

Specialized Monograph Series

Publisher

Brigham Young University

Place of Publication

Provo, Utah

Publication Date

1988

Pages

324-342

ISBN

978-0884946366

Keywords

religion, family, Mary Douglas, anthropology

Disciplines

Family, Life Course, and Society | Social and Cultural Anthropology | Sociology of Religion

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The entire volume is available for free download at the publisher's web link. My chapter is available for download from here.

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Families and Religions: An Anthropological Typology

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