Functionalist

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Durkheim- Functionalist
Religion is needed in society to maintain social order prevent anomie and provide socialisation. He studied an Aboriginal tribe, who believed in a totism religion. it encouraged social integration and collective consciousness
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Malinowski- Functionalist
Religion forms psychological functions for individuals. it helps us deal with stress and uncertain outcomes- death, exams. He studied the Trobriand islanders- they prayed for saftey during rough seas.
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Parsons- Functionalist
Enables us to ultimatly answer the bigger questions- existance of life.
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Bellah- Neo- Functionalist
Studied civil religion- USA. A multifaith society has loyalty and beliefe in the nation state- belief in God, e.g. national anthem, pledge of allegance, thanksgiving.
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Defining religion
Substansive- God/supernatural. Functional- its uses and purposes, social integration. Social constructionist- depends how members define religion
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Religion forms psychological functions for individuals. it helps us deal with stress and uncertain outcomes- death, exams. He studied the Trobriand islanders- they prayed for saftey during rough seas.

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Malinowski- Functionalist

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Enables us to ultimatly answer the bigger questions- existance of life.

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Card 4

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Studied civil religion- USA. A multifaith society has loyalty and beliefe in the nation state- belief in God, e.g. national anthem, pledge of allegance, thanksgiving.

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Card 5

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Substansive- God/supernatural. Functional- its uses and purposes, social integration. Social constructionist- depends how members define religion

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