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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New Age
Social Role
social order
authenticity
mediation
sociology
Authenticity
Imposition
Social Relationships
Sociology
Enlightenment
Justification
Intentions
Mediation
Personal Relationships
Social Order

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  • Cultural Studies
  • Religious studies
  • Philosophy

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Good intentions and bad sociology : New age authenticity and social roles. / Bruce, Steve.

In: Journal of Contemporary Religion, Vol. 13, No. 1, 01.01.1998, p. 23-35.

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