Beliefs in Society

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  • Created on: 17-06-13 07:52
SACRED
Something that is OTHER WORDLY and FORBIDDEN that inspires feelings of AWE and are surrounded by TABOOS and PROHIBITIONS
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PROFANE
Something that has no special SIGNIFICANCE and things that are MUNDANE
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SOCIAL COHESION
POLITICAL SCIENCE and SOCIAL POLICY that describes the bonds or glue that bring people together in society, especially in the context of cultural diversity
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TOTEMISM
A system of religious belief studied by DURKHEIM which attributes sacred qualities to a particular type of animal or plant as a reflection of the group (or clan) consciousness, based on the conception of an impersonal power
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COLLECTIVE CONSCIENCE
Shared NORMS, VALUES, BELIEFS and KNOWLEDGE that make social life and co operation between individuals possible
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SUBSTANTIVE DEFINITIONS
Religious belief in GOD or SUPERNATURAL (WEBER)
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FUNCTIONALIST
The SOCIAL or PSYCHOLOGICAL functions it performs for individuals or society (DURKHEIM & YINGER)
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SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIONIST
INTERPRETIVIST approach, The meaning society attaches to something. NO Consensus on the term religion (ALDRIDGE)
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SOCIAL SOLIDARITY
Social cohesion based upon the DEPENDENCE individuals have on each other in more advanced societies. Maintained in more complex societies through the INTERDEPENDENCE of it's component parts
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Something that has no special SIGNIFICANCE and things that are MUNDANE

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PROFANE

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POLITICAL SCIENCE and SOCIAL POLICY that describes the bonds or glue that bring people together in society, especially in the context of cultural diversity

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A system of religious belief studied by DURKHEIM which attributes sacred qualities to a particular type of animal or plant as a reflection of the group (or clan) consciousness, based on the conception of an impersonal power

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Shared NORMS, VALUES, BELIEFS and KNOWLEDGE that make social life and co operation between individuals possible

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