AQA A2 Sociology Unit 3 - Beliefs - Female Participation in Religion

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1. What do Cohen and Kennedy see the rise of fundermentalism linking to?

  • Attraction to traditional roles of women - Nurturing
  • Fear in the increase of women's freedom, undermines moral values
  • Fear in rise against patriarchy
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2. According to Aune et al, name two reasons why women have stopped coming to church?

  • Family diversity and paid employment
  • no replacement of old genoration, church is seen as masculine
  • Paid emplyment and lack of interest

3. What two reasons do Miller and Hoffam give to explain women's decrease in participation

  • Differential socialisation and Different roles
  • Lack of time, family diversity
  • Different gender roles and effects of commiment

4. Why do women tend to have higher ranks in NAM's over men?

  • Females are seen as more natural
  • Females link to polytheism
  • Females are seen as caring and nurturing

5. What types of NAM's do Middle class women take part in?

  • Therpay, Yoga, Meditation
  • Astrology and Fortune telling


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