Sociology

Functionalist believe belief has a posititive role for society because...
-Secondary socialisation (social order and control) -Social solidarity -collective conscience -Helps deal with life changing events -prevents anomie - reinforces value consensus
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What does Durkheim believe?
Religion is more then a set of beliefs... it has sacred practices which are collective, unites believers into single moral community
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Durkheim... what do sacred symbols do for believers?
units believers into single moral community. inspire powerful feeling in the believer.. feeling of awe, fear, wonder etc.
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Profane
Ordinary things that have no special significance
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what does Durkheim believe that shared religious worship encourage?
Shared values
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Durkeim... what does a shared Totem do?
influences daily life through ceremonies/ rituals. They unify people and gives identity, collective conscience, social stability.
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Dukheims cognitive functions of religion
religion is a source of our cognitive capacities- our ability to reason and think conceptually. provides concepts that we need to understand the world and to communicate with others. religion guides us on how to THINK and BEHAVE.
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What does Parsons believe religion does for society?
-Shared values and meaning= societies survival and stability. -Shared rituals, ceremonies, beliefs= unity and solidarity. -Gives identity/ sense of belonging. -common values=value consensus. -Answers 'ultimate questions' about life.NF
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What does Malinowski believe religion does for society?
Religion helps deal with life changing affects . Social Order threatened but religion gives meaning. Prevents anomie
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Criticisms of Functionalism... there is a growing?..
How can religion function for the majority when there is a growing atheist population? (census 2011)
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Criticisms of Functionalism... Failure to accounts for?..
Failure to account for cultural diversity- how can religion integrate people in a multi-faith society?
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Criticism of Functionalism... is there...in society?
is there consensus in society? religion can be dysfunctional, divisive. Religion can be a source of oppression.
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Criticisms of functionalism... religion can not act as a .....
Religion can bring about change and not act a conservative force.
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Dawkins.. criticism
Religion is divisive and dangerous. there is conflict between relgions. conflict between the some religion.
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