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ERIC Number: EJ1020710
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0141-6200
An Ethnographic Eye on Religion in Everyday Life
Berglund, Jenny
British Journal of Religious Education, v36 n1 p39-52 2014
There are many pitfalls associated with teaching about religions. One such pitfall entails the risk of presenting religions as stereotypical monolithic systems; that is, all who belong to a particular religious tradition think and act in the same way. I like to call this sort of stereotyping the "robotic tendency" because it has a habit of reducing practitioners to robot-like beings that uniformly perform identical actions. This article concerns how the adoption of what I have termed an "ethnographic eye" can help educators to avoid both unfortunate stereotypes and the robotic tendency when teaching about religions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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