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Consuming Religion$
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Kathryn Lofton

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780226481937

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226482125.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

Family Matters

Chapter:
(p.283) Conclusion
Source:
Consuming Religion
Author(s):

Kathryn Lofton

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226482125.003.0013

The book's conclusion argues that the commodification of the family is at the heart of the consumer culture of religion. In order to resist the hold of consumer life, the family must be reimagined as an assumed structure of economic, social, and ethical dependence.

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