Marxism, Religion and Change

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Enlges:
Religion has a dual character. Maintains inequality, yet challenges status quo (liberation from slavery). Lower church ranks support protest.
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Bloch: The principle of Hope
This is our dreams of a better life. This devices people with the thought of heaven, however also encourages change in this world with the support of political movement.
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Why did The Liberation Theology emerge?
Emerged due to: Poverty, human rights abuse and Catholic support for poor.
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What happened in the Liberation Theology?
Priests helped create base communities and helped workers fight oppression. They developed literacy programmes.
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What did Cassanova say?
The liberation theology played an important part in resisting state terror and bringing democracy.
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Maduro:
Religion can be a revolutionary force bringing about change.
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Gramsci+Hegemony
RC maintain position through hegemony. 'Counter-hegemony' and organic intellectuals can help WC see their position and support them with trade unions.
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Which sociologist carried out work on religion and class conflict with two case studies?
Billings, Miners and Textile workers
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In which three ways did religion support/challenge employers hegemony? Explain them,
1) Leadership (miners good, textiles little) 2) Organisations (Miners has church space textiles 'company church.' 2) Support (Miners morale high, textile low)
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This is our dreams of a better life. This devices people with the thought of heaven, however also encourages change in this world with the support of political movement.

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Why did The Liberation Theology emerge?

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