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How Can We Explain the Persistence of Irrational Beliefs?

Essays in Social Anthropology

By (author) Gregory V. Loewen
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 31st May 2007
Dimensions: w 150mm h 230mm
ISBN-10: 0773455086
ISBN-13: 9780773455085
Barcode No: 9780773455085
Presents case studies spanning the sociology of religion, memory, history and language, deviance, and of organization, and interplay is attempted between more theoretically based pieces that discuss the genesis of structures and their posited or apparent influence on beliefs that persons hold as revealed through qualitative sociology.

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"... Professor Loewen reminds us that our this-worldly age of science and empiricism has always enfolded an other-worldly and inner-worldly turning away from the positive reality that we have glaringly struggled to explain...." - Professor Farzad Bawani, Saskatchewan Department of Mental Health"