Good intentions and bad sociology: New age authenticity and social roles

Steve Bruce*

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Abstract

Drawing on New Age biographies, this essay questions the assertion of New Agers that enlightenment and authentiaty improve personal and social relationships, and offers a sociological justification for the imposition of social order and for the use of roles in the mediation of relationships.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-35
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Contemporary Religion
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998

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