This article looks at the uses of the notion of “institution” in social sciences of religion, based on a comparison between three empirical studies on different contexts and religiosities (Pentecostalism in Sweden, Buddhism in Southern Europe, and Catholicism in Italy). Institutionalization, understood as a continuous social process, is not antithetical to forms of deinstitutionalization, if this notion theorized by Danièle Hervieu-Léger is reworked to describe situations of redeployment of constraints in the sociology of religious actions, rather than as a paradigm about secularization. We suggest tackling tacit paradoxical institutionalizations such as the sociopolitical categorizations of “religion,” external constraints in religious roles and practices, and interinstitutional individual trajectories.

Regards critiques sur la notion d’institution en sociologie des religions

Silhol, Guillaume
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2021

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This article looks at the uses of the notion of “institution” in social sciences of religion, based on a comparison between three empirical studies on different contexts and religiosities (Pentecostalism in Sweden, Buddhism in Southern Europe, and Catholicism in Italy). Institutionalization, understood as a continuous social process, is not antithetical to forms of deinstitutionalization, if this notion theorized by Danièle Hervieu-Léger is reworked to describe situations of redeployment of constraints in the sociology of religious actions, rather than as a paradigm about secularization. We suggest tackling tacit paradoxical institutionalizations such as the sociopolitical categorizations of “religion,” external constraints in religious roles and practices, and interinstitutional individual trajectories.
2021
Silhol, Guillaume; Bianchi, Maria Alessandra; Mahieddin, Emir
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