Disenchantment | Thinking Allowed

What does it mean for society to turn its back on ideas of magic? What is the social effect of rationality? Laurie Taylor explores Max Weber's concept of Disenchantment.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 27'47''
  • Broadcast year: 2010
Curriculum Connection
  • Sociology | What are the key patterns and trends of religion, belief and faith? | Religion, belief, and faith in a global context: change in the significance of religion in societies including its resurgence and decline; differences in the significance of religion between societies; links between industrialisation, migration and technology on levels of religiosity.

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  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Radio 4
  • Programme: Thinking Allowed
  • Episode: Disenchantment