Anthropology, Multiple Modernities and the Axial Age Debate

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Abstract

This article suggests a need to link the anthropological debate of multiple modernities more closely to Weberian social theory, elaborated among others by Shmul Eisenstadt and Eric Voegelin. This implies readdressing the question concerning the anthropological contribution to the understanding of modernity, forcing a link to historical-social theory. In this context, the article discusses the growing axial age debate in social theory, which was indeed an important background to the very idea of ‘multiple modernities’.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftAnthropological Theory
Vol/bind10
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)321-342
Antal sider22
ISSN1463-4996
StatusUdgivet - 1 okt. 2010
Udgivet eksterntJa

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