Émile Durkheim Joaquim Pereira Neto
- Title: As Formas Elementares da Vida Religiosa: O Sistema Totêmico na Austrália
- Author: Émile Durkheim Joaquim Pereira Neto
- ISBN: 9788534918831
- Page: 420
- Format: Paperback
Esta obra comp e se de tr s textos Quest es preliminares uma defini o do fen meno religioso e da religi o elementar O totemismo como religi o elementar, as cren as elementares fala sobre as cren as propriamente tot micas, a origem das cren as tot micas, a no o de alma, a no o de esp ritos e de deuses por fim, As principais atitudes rituais trata do culto negEsta obra comp e se de tr s textos Quest es preliminares uma defini o do fen meno religioso e da religi o elementar O totemismo como religi o elementar, as cren as elementares fala sobre as cren as propriamente tot micas, a origem das cren as tot micas, a no o de alma, a no o de esp ritos e de deuses por fim, As principais atitudes rituais trata do culto negativo e suas fun es, o culto positivo, os ritos e a ambiguidade da no o de sagrado.
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This is one of the earliest foundational works in sociology and the anthropology of religion. In summary: religious life is a means of creating cosmologies, but also a means of forming and unifying societies in a single belief. This evidence is based on an examination of 'primitive' and 'childlike' peoples, including the North American Indian tribes and Australian aborigines (although he very briefly alludes to French protests as mob mentality).From a historical basis, Durkheim is important, and [...]
As I meander through the social science of religion, Durkheim is a breath of fresh air. Frazer’s interpretations are interesting, and he has many accurate things to say about magical psychology. But in the end, his perspective is rather narrow. William James does a great job of explaining religious feelings without de-valuing them, and his discussion of mysticism is a must-read; but James fails to take into account the (extremely important) social aspects of religion. For me, Durkheim’s expl [...]
OK, I recognize that it's a classic of sociology, but Durkheim's methodology is wrong. It's not a method I disagree with, not a method I consider to be flawed, but just straight up wrong in more ways than I can count. What we get is a text that, despite its search for universality, is almost comically out of date. No wonder no one reads it anymore. Like Eliade, he searches for religious meaning through primitive (read: Westerners think it's a "timeless" culture) religious ritual, and thinks that [...]
One of the first and foremost anthropologists to really bring a sense of critical thinking into the field. Read a lot of works before Durkheim and they're all speculations based on what "seems obvious." Granted there's plenty of archaic ideas here (e.g some cultures being more "advanced." Advancing to what?) Still, great milestone for anthropology as a systematic science/practice.
READ MAR 2010Exhaustive treatment of the foundation of religious forms and practices. Not an easy read, but interesting. Best quote, "Really and truly human thought is not a primitive fact; it is the product of history; it is the ideal limit towards which we are constantly approaching, but which in all probability we shall never succeed in reaching" (p. 493).
Emile Durkheim was basically gifted in understanding the cause of an event not basically putting it on the individual but first trying to understand why and how society affects it
One of my current reading projects is on Archaic Greece, and on my reading list are several books by Walter Burkert. In skimming through them, I noticed that they were rather dense and would require some background, so I looked at the bibliographies and notes, and then at the bibliographies and notes of the books they were based on, and then . . . my usual infinite regress. What I realized was that all the different paths seemed to converge on Durkheim's Elementary Forms, so I decided to start w [...]
Karen Fields is pretty excited about translating this work anew, and gives ED a very diplomatic reading in her translator's introduction.One thing she drops is the article 'the' in translating the French 'la' in the title. What ED thinks he is delineating are the elementary (basic, simple, mythologically privileged, evolutionarily prior, methodological starting-point) forms of religion, which everyone has (not something, as Tylor-Frazer might have, that a people 'evolves' into after 'magic' stag [...]
Back in 1912, Emile Durkheim felt that the totemism practiced by the Australian Aborigines was the oldest form of religion to be found. Some disagreed with him, claiming that totemism--lacking in the god department--didn't qualify as an actual religion. Emile felt it anyway. He also felt that by thinking about totemism really hard he could generate some theories about how religion itself came to be. And not just religion, but all the good stuff that comes bundled with it: the soul, spirits, myth [...]
I can see how this was foundational, but Durkheim is a terrible writer. I'm not going to start in on his claims (their lack of foundation; the problems with, in my view, a universalist view of religion in general), except to say that if you're planning on reading this whole book to understand his ideas, do yourself a favor and read the introduction and the conclusion. A brief review of Emile's thinking on religious life by a scholar in the field will do you more good than slogging through this. [...]
To give one of the founders of my new discipline some credit, I can't imagine it was fun and games trying to provide a sociological theory of religion and a religious theory of society 100 years ago. But, while I think some parts of the reasoning are sound, most of the facts upon which he bases his arguments are historically and archaeologically invalid, not to mention racist and sexist. If Durkheim had access to all of our current knowledge of the era circa 10,000-15,000 BC in the Near East, hi [...]
Dude, I freaking love Durkheim. Even though he's one of those armchair theorist types, he does it so brilliantly, I have trouble faulting him. Sure, his going back to a so-called primitive culture in Australia he's never encountered is uber-problematic. But he studies religious life as a social phenomenon and comes up with amazing insights about religion and culture and politics and that odd intersection where they all converge that still seem fresh nearly a century later.From what I remember, m [...]
Hahah, yes, I'm adding a book I had to read from soc. I was just thinking about it recently when I was discussing with someone how "Anthropology" seems to be the study of brown people while "Sociology" is the study of white people. (think about it) I have to admit that I was offended by Durkheims evaluations and theories about "elementary" forms of religion based on aboriginal and Native American cultures. Maybe I'm just too sensitive to issues of race and ethnicity. ps. Durkheim never actually [...]
After being beaten mercilessly with this work by a professor in three separate classes, it became apparent that there was no way around Durkheim. I can safely say that I see the world in terms of witchetty grubs. Durkheim's ability to grant insight into a culture that he never actually experienced (indeed, he never set foot in Australia) is very flawed, yet the principles of this work are what have allowed the feilds of Religious Studies and Sociology to blossom. A work worth drudging through fo [...]
This book put so many pieces together for me and helped me make sense of life on a pretty personal level. The ideas he puts forth play a significant role in my general philosophy now, and I continue to think about this book in daily life years after reading it. I love Durkheim for this book, even with all its methodological flaws.
Critically important book in the history of sociology and religious studies. Sure, there are lots of errors and misconceptions to critique, but it is mind boggling to think of the innovations Durkheim introduced into thinking about social interactions in a religious context.
My only complaint is that occasionally he takes too long to get to the point. Confused, I end up reading the same part again and again to understand it. Fantastic book, though! A must read for sociologists/anthropologists.
I'm fascinated by religion and its composition as a social structure, but I also identify as Christian. I appreciated that Durkheim was also religious and approached the subject in a scholarly way while still giving faith its due credit by emphasizing the difference between religion and faith.
I just love how all Durkheim can be applied to everything ever ever. Ok exaggeration. But really, how does his theory on totemism NOT apply to modern society in so many more ways than just religion
This book was very convoluted, and of course built off of a basis of examining the religions of "primitive" cultures. Totemism makes some sense, sometimes, but not in the ways he intends and I just overall disagree and didn't find the read very useful. Oh, this was for Theory of Religion.
I thought I'd never finish this (it took about a year from when I began reading it). I thoroughly enjoyed his logical presentation religion (or any other social group) via a rigorous scientific standpoint.
Pioneer in sociology and in social sciences in general, strives to understand the roots of religion in this work published in 1912.Durkheim, defines religion distinguishes it from magic, etc. determines that best wa
very interesting book the book he essentially uses a case study of an aboriginal tribe in the Australia area to identify the core components of religion and establish some principles for the "scientific" positivist study of religion
Overall, Durkheim's whole noble savage thing got on my nerves, but I can't deny how intricately synthesized his whole argument is. You get an A+ for effort, Emile!
If you want to understand Religion in society, you should read this book.I wish that every divinity student --no matter their tradition-- had to read this cover to cover.
A seminal work in the study of religion; a must-read for students of religion.
Durkheim is hella smart. You can tell by the front cover. Just check out the sweet dome on that guy.
A seemingly obscure work that contains important insights into the nature of religion and, surprisingly, knowledge. Dust off the cover and have a look.
"Les formes élémentaires de la vie religieuse: Le système totémique en Australie" est clairement une grande oeuvre d'un grand penseur mais elle difficile a classer et a evaluer. Emile Durkheim est considere comme un pioniner de la sociologie mais il a eu une formation universitaire en philosophie et son style de raisoner ressemble beaucoup a son ami le philosophe Henri Bergson. Dans "Les formes élémentaires de la vie religieuse: Le système totémique en Australie" Durkheim nous livre une [...]
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