Reasons for high levels of religiosity in ethnic groups

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  • Reasons for high levels of religiosity in ethnic groups
    • cultural transition and defence
      • Steve Bruce
      • transition- moving from one culture to another by offering support in a new environment
      • defence- preserving a culture and a way of dealing with racism and oppression as a minority in a majority
    • marginalisation
      • lack a solid identity, community or status, being pushed to the edges of society
      • marx- opium of the people
      • weber- theodicy of disprivaledge
    • family pressures
      • close knit asain families result in pressure to conform to religious values.
      • charlotte butler- supoorts
      • johal- criticises

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