Fabricating Origins - Russell T. McCutcheon

Fabricating Origins - Russell T. McCutcheon

3. When the Stakes Are High

Fabricating Origins - Russell T. McCutcheon

Vaia Touna [+-]
University of Alabama
Vaia Touna is Assistant Professor at the Department of Religious Studies at The University of Alabama, USA. Her scholarly interests range widely, from looking at specific concepts of religion in the Greco-Roman world to methodological issues concerning the study of religion in general.

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Individuals and groups resort to telling origins stories to secure a certain position—whether that is to gain a status of worthiness in relation to a friend and among family members or as groups in relation to other groups—when either the maintenance of the status is fragile or, threatened by another challenger (real or imagined).

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Touna, Vaia. 3. When the Stakes Are High. Fabricating Origins. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 16-17 May 2015. ISBN 9781781791752. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=24325. Date accessed: 23 Nov 2017 doi: 10.1558/equinox.24325. May 2015

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