Durkheim evaluation

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However, his evidence of totemism is...
...unsound.
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What did Worsley argue?
1.There is no sharp division between the sacred and profane 2. Different clans share the same totems.
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Even if Durkheim is right about totemism, this does not prove that he has discovered...
...the essence of all religions.
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Durkheim's theory may apply better to small-scale societies with a single religion but...
...harder to apply with two or more religious communities
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Therefore, his theory may be able to explain social integration within communities...
...it doesn't explain the conflict between them.
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Why do postmodernists (such as Mestrovic) argue that Durkheim's idea cannot be applied to contemporary society?
Increasing diversity has shattered the collective conscience so there is no longer a shared value system for religion to reinforce.
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1.There is no sharp division between the sacred and profane 2. Different clans share the same totems.

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