New Religiosity, Postmodern Age and Post-Materialistic Values

Cvetićanin, Neven and Arsić, Ivana (2019) New Religiosity, Postmodern Age and Post-Materialistic Values. In: Traditional and Non-Traditional Religiosity : (A Thematic Collection of Papers of International Significance). Series Edited volumes . Institute of Social Sciences ; Yugoslav Association for the Scientific Study of Religion, Belgrade ; Niš, pp. 262-275. ISBN 978-86-7093-227-2; 978-86-86957-21-4

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This paper examines one of the most significant structural changes brought about by post-modern age compared with classical modernism. This structural change can be identified in the eruption of so-called post materialistic values that are evident in the very core ideology of post-modernity; the need for belonging and identity. What results is the creation of new post-modern identities as combinations of traditional forms of identities and emerging forms which were being discovered at the time. The eruption of post materialistic values is witnessed also by the accord between civil (democratic) society and conventional religions after World War II, which gives a new post-modern identity to the epoch. Apart from social movements, research results of so-called positive, or natural sciences, contributed greatly to the promotion of post materialistic values. This new, concrete reality of science in practice is manifested in two new modern paradigms- general relativity and quantum mechanics. This paper will finally reach the conclusion that the era of new post-modern «enchantment» is reflected in the phenomenon of post materialistic values and is opposite to Weber’s modernistic «un enchantment» (Entzauberung) of reality.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: postmodern age, post-materialistic values,identity, new devotion, new scientific paradigms, the time of new enchantment
Institutional centre: Centre for sociological research and anthropological research
Depositing User: Vesna Jovanović
Date Deposited: 25 Dec 2019 09:42
Last Modified: 25 Dec 2019 09:42

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