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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC100H5
Professor
Jayne Baker
Semester
Winter

Description
Religion Functions of religion - Social cohesion o Shared moral community, rules, solidarity, collective values o Religion gives a sense of these things - Social control o Conformity, judgement - Providing meaning and purpose o Comfort, belonging, major transition - Durkheim’s study of religion o Totem, sacred, profane, ritual Class inequality - Hegemony o Consent to domination o Ruling elites use it - False consciousness HINT: Big material condition Gender inequality - Patriarchy o Traditions transmit and reproduce inequality - Androcentrism o Sexism Critique: charisma and routinization - Religious leaders who claim to be inspired by supernatural powers and whose followers believe them to be so inspired - Routinization of charisma o Look definition in lecture Religion and social change - Role of religion in disrupting status quo - Provoke change, p
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