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Centre for Modernity Studies

On a sacral basis of a sociality 2: Ideal types of elementary social structures

Kroopkin P. L.


The article elaborates a model of human sacred sphere and its impact on a human sociality. In particular it discusses ideal types of elementary social structures, such as a totemic band (the Durkheim’s idea) and a temple community. It also presents a hypothesis about a formation of temple communities on a basis of totemic bands in anthropogenesis and further development of more complicated social structures.


Keywords: Durkheim, Taylor, sacredness, sociality, social identity, elementary social structures, anthropogenesis, totemic band, temple community.


Text in Russian: http://modernity-centre.org/2013/07/14/kroopkin-138/

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