AQA A2 Sociology Unit 3 - Beliefs - Growth of NRMs and NAMs & Sects

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1. What does rapid social change do to society?

  • Brings about spiritual change
  • Undermines values and norms - leads to anomie
  • Undermines values and social solidarity in society
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2. Why do sects die out?

  • Second generation, Protestant work ethic and Death of leader
  • Lack of interest, not enough time, not enough people
  • Second genoration, disinterest, death of leader

3. Where does Troeltsch say sects pull most of their members from and why?

  • Poor backgrounds - Theodicy of Disprivileged
  • Middle class backgrounds - Time and lifestyle choices link to NRMs and NAMs
  • All backgrounds- new spirtiuallity

4. What did Wilson 2003 outline about how sects establish themselves?

  • Socialize their children and stay apart from the outside world
  • Are world accommodating, but live in tight knit communities
  • Marginalise themselves from society, as they see it as corupt

5. What are the three types of NRMs?

  • World accommodating, world dismissal, world solidarity
  • World accommodating , world rejecting, world affirming
  • World equality, world rejecting, world differences


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