Beliefs in society

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Who stated that religion provides psychological functions?
Brainslow Malinowski (1954)
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What is Gramsci's religion and hegemony?
The ruling class maintain their control over society through simple ideas rather than force. They use religion to maintain control (hegemony), which means ideological domination or leadership of society.
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What is structural differentiation and the sociologist who's belief it was?
Parsons (1951), structural differentiation is a process of specialisation with the development of industrial society. Leads to the disengagementof religion because we were more religious in pre industrial society.
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Name and explain the three main theories behind postmodernity and religion.
Believing without belonging- Grace Davie (2007) religion is not declini/ng but taking a more privatised form. Spirtual shopping- Danielle H/L (2000/2006) individuals choose parts of religions they like and live by it. Jesus in Disneyland- Lyon (2000)
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Explain the clash of civilisations.
Samual Huntington (1993) seven civilisations, each share a similar background and shared religion, this can cause conflict
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What types of religious organisations have small-exclusive groups?
cults and sects
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What is an open belief system?
Every scientists beliefs are open to scrutiny, critism and testing by others.
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