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Multifaith movements in ultramodernity

Halafoff, Anna 2008, Multifaith movements in ultramodernity, in Re-imagining sociology : the annual conference of the Australian Sociological Association 2008, 2-5 December 2008, The University of Melbourne, Sociological Association of Australia (TASA), Melbourne, Vic., pp. 1-18.

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Title Multifaith movements in ultramodernity
Author(s) Halafoff, Anna
Conference name Australian Sociological Association. Conference (2008 : Melbourne, Vic.)
Conference location Melbourne, Vic.
Conference dates 2-5 Dec. 2008
Title of proceedings Re-imagining sociology : the annual conference of the Australian Sociological Association 2008, 2-5 December 2008, The University of Melbourne
Editor(s) Majoribanks, T.
Barraket, J.
Chang, J-S.
Dawson, A.
Guillemin, M.
Henry-Waring, M.
Kenyon, A.
Kokanovic, R.
Lewis, J.
Lusher, D.
Nolan, D.
Pyett, P.
Robins, R.
Warr, D.
Wyn, J.
Publication date 2008
Conference series Australian Sociological Association. Conference
Start page 1
End page 18
Total pages 18
Publisher Sociological Association of Australia (TASA)
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Keyword(s) multifaith
cosmopolitan
ultramodernity
peacebuilding
interdependence
Summary Ultramodernity (Willaime 2006), following on from modernity, has been characterised as an era of fear, risk and uncertainty and paradoxically as a time of great hope and global interdependence (Baumann 2006; Beck 2006; Obama 2006). Following the events of September 11, 2001, the Bali and London bombings, a climate of fear has inspired a plethora of policies that have eroded civil liberties, jeopardising trust in state systems and thereby inadvertently elevating the risk of further violence, particularly in so-called Western societies. Conversely, ultramodern scholars, including Jürgen Habermass and Ulrich Beck, have advocated cosmopolitan solutions to more effectively and cooperatively counter global risks. These optimistic scenarios, while reaching populist proportions, have also received their fare share of criticism (Brassett 2008). Indeed, when we look toward the current state of the United Nations it is difficult not to lose hope. Where is the proof that Immanuel Kant’s cosmopolitan condition is coming into being in the global arena beyond these sociological theories? I argue that the rise of multifaith movements in ultramodernity provides this much needed evidence.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
ISBN 9780734039842
Language eng
Field of Research 229999 Philosophy and Religious Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2008, The Author
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30043758

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Collection: Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation
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