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Bastide on Religion: The Invention of Candomblé | Key Thinkers in the Study of Religion series
Despland, Michel
Acumen / Routledge / Softcover / 2008-11-01 / 1845533666
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Roger Bastide developed the theory of acculturation which provides a framework for understanding contact between different cultures and beliefs. Bastide on Religion offers a clear introduction to the life and work of this influential scholar. The volume focuses on Bastide’s study of Afro-Brazilian religions, in particular his study of Candomblé, a religion born from the contact between African and Brazilian cultures. The book outlines Bastide’s work on acculturation, his concept of the relationship between religion and culture, and his challenge to many dominant approaches to economic development.


1. An Intellectual Biography
2. Breaking the Glass and Striking the Rock
3. Symbols, Memory and Anticipation: Sociology from Durkheim to Gurvitch
4. Civilizations Neither Meet Nor Clash; People Do
5. The Three Books on Afro-Brazilian Religions
6. The Paris Career: The World of French Ethnologists
7. Leaving Safe Ground: Acknowledging the Fluidity of Human Interaction
8. Candomblé as Paradigm for Translocal Religion
9. O Sagrado Selvagem as Corner Stone of a Theory of Religion
10. Study of Religion and Sociology of Knowledge
11. The Aesthetic Dimension, or the Black Hen Lays White Eggs

About the Author:

Michel Despland is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Religion at Concordia University, Canada.

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