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Theory of the Creationist/Anti-Creationist Conflict

  • Tom Kaden
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Abstract

Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of social fields underlies the theoretical approach to analyze the conflict between professional creationists and anti-creationists in the United States. This choice from among the variety of social scientific theories is not arbitrary, because both the history of the conflict (see Chaps.  3 and  4) and the analysis of previous research on creationism (Chap.  5) provide open questions and problems that can be addressed in the framework of Bourdieu’s work.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tom Kaden
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  1. 1.Institute of SociologyBayreuth UniversityBayreuthGermany

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