Alfred Schutz and phenomenology of religion
explorations into ambiguous territory
Alfred Schutz’s socio-phenomenological account is paradigmatic for what has been termed a non- or post-foundational phenomenology of the social world (Steinbock 1995; Mensch 2001). The variety of related topics on which it has been applied over the last few decades is vast, covering a broad range of cultural, political, and technological (recently even socio-technological) phenomena. Applied phenomenology, thus viewed, is definitely flourishing and in a variety of instances helps us bridge the still yawning gap that threatens the interdisciplinary connectivity of research in the humanities and social sciences. Interestingly, however, religion, a topic that indeed calls for such broad, interdisciplinary inquiry and post-foundational ways of analysis, thus far has largely been absent from the invigorating prospects of Schutzian research.
Staudigl, M. (2017). Alfred Schutz and phenomenology of religion: explorations into ambiguous territory. Human Studies 40 (4), pp. 491-499.
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