Ungar Ch 9, Up to p 127.

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCA01H3
Professor
Sheldon Ungar
Semester
Fall

Description
Ungar Chapter 9 Civil Region and the Arms Race N Paper examines interaction between civil religion and politics and the nuclear arms race N Argues that the bomb posed special difficulties to American values and that these were overcome by symbolically aligning it with elements of America civil religion N Bellah (1967): introduced the idea of civil religion into sociological discourse N Paper shows how elements of civil religion were employed to legitimate the American development of and reliance on atomic weapons N And to show how the Sputnik (name of satellites) moral panic fundamentally challenged this similarity between atomic supremacy and civil religion Warning: This chapter is dense! Read these notes at your own discretion! N Bellah: defines civil religion as: ZZo]2]}Z]KLZ]}L}L7]LZo]}}o7 Z}2ZZ] Z]]LZ]ZZ]Z}] o]L ]LZo]2Z}LZ LLo][ N K] L ]]oo]2]}L }L]LZo]ZZZ}Ko[LZK2]Lo[LZZ o instituati}Lo][ N ooZ}ZZZoKLZ}K] L ]]oo]2]}LK}oLo}]LZ]KZ} ]o[ N 3 of these times id
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