Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Religion and Spirituality between Capital and Gift

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

image of Religion and Theology

Abstract The main concern of this paper is the question of what sociological concepts are appropriate to describe resources derived from religious participation and belief. I test two possibilities: first, the capital paradigm and second, the gift theory. The former has the inconvenience that it contains instrumentalist connotations suggesting people invest in religion in order to reach particular ends. The latter focuses heavily on social bonds articulated on a three-dimensional gift system (vertical, horizontal and longitudinal), overshadowing benefits that reach beyond the ambit of religion. This paper discusses the possibility of combining the two approaches, maintaining the idea of religious and spiritual capital, not in terms of intentionally pursued advantages, but as by-products of religious and spiritual interest.

Affiliations: 1: Institut de sociologie, Université de Neuchâtel Faubourg de l’Hôpital 27,CH-2000 Neuchâtel Switzerland maria.haemmerli@unine.ch

10.1163/157430111X613728
/content/journals/10.1163/157430111x613728
dcterms_title,pub_keyword,dcterms_description,pub_author
6
3
Loading
Loading

Full text loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/157430111x613728
Loading

Data & Media loading...

http://brill.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.1163/157430111x613728
Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/157430111x613728
2011-01-01
2016-12-08

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Religion and Theology — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation