Re:Thinking The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life
Journal of the British Association for the Study of Religions
20 - 22 p.
Emile Durkheim, religion, rituals, morality, anthropology, Australian Aboriginal
I envision to revisit the ethnographic material that undergirds The Elementary Forms of Religious Life (1912), but with different empirical foci and theoretical objectives. I develop this project referring to The Elementary Forms, Durkheim's other works, and Durkheim scholarship. I discuss the rationales in revisiting The Elementary Forms, propose two ideas of revisits, and sketch an inventory of the sources to undertake them.