Social Groups and Religion

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  • Social Groups
    • Bruce
      • Social importance
      • Cultural defence
        • Assert ethnic pride
        • Two or more communities in conflict
      • Cultural Transition
        • Cope with one place to another
        • Resource for for dealing with situations
        • Loses influence when integrated into the house community
      • Brown
        • Ethnic defence key function of religion
    • Chryssides
      • Abandon
      • Adapt
      • Reassert
    • Kepel
      • Resurgence of some religions in modern world
      • Modernity encourages people to rediscover religion as a way of coping with social change
    • Originate from societies with high levels of religiosity
    • Can act as a basis for community solidarity
    • Strong family pressure
    • Way to maintain other aspects of cultural identity

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