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‘Religion is still the most significant ideological influence in the world today.’
To what extent do sociological arguments and evidence support this view?

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‘Religion is still the most significant ideological influence in the world today.’
To what extent do sociological arguments and evidence support this view?

this is a 33 mark question can someone help me plan it please and what to include thanks
Hi,
Below is an outline of what you could talk about but for the 33 marker, do not forget to ensure that you write in an evaluative way.

Some of the Sociologists that you could include are:
Marx;
Mannheim;
Lyotard;
Gramsci;
Popper;
Kuhn;
Bruce.

You could use the issues such as the following:
self-spirituality,
global cafeteria,
elf-religions,
Islamism,
feminism,
Marxism,
communism,
fundamentalism,
evolution,
intelligent design,
spiritualshopping,
pick-and-mix religions,
religiosity,
hegemony,
holistic milieu,
meta narrative,
scientific revolutions and
the social power of science.

Sorry for the long list but hope this helps. if you are unsure about anything just ask
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Hi,
Below is an outline of hi what you could talk about but for the 33 marker, do not forget to ensure that you write in an evaluative way.

Some of the Sociologists that you could include are:
Marx;
Mannheim;
Lyotard;
Gramsci;
Popper;
Kuhn;
Bruce.

You could use the issues such as the following:
self-spirituality,
global cafeteria,
elf-religions,
Islamism,
feminism,
Marxism,
communism,
fundamentalism,
evolution,
intelligent design,
spiritualshopping,
pick-and-mix religions,
religiosity,
hegemony,
holistic milieu,
meta narrative,
scientific revolutions and
the social power of science.

Sorry for the long list but hope this helps. if you are unsure about anything just ask
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Thx for replying if youu dont mind can you just briefly explain what the following say in regards to the question
Mannheim
Popper;
Kuhn;
Islamism

Much appreciated thx
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Thx for replying if youu dont mind can you just briefly explain what the following say in regards to the question
Mannheim
Popper;
Kuhn;
Islamism

Much appreciated thx
Okay, so for Popper:
1) he believes in the OPEN BELIEF SYSTEMS- scientific knowledge is cumulative because falsifying knowledge - claims enable us to build on previous theories. Science is an open belief system that is open to scrutiny and testing by others.
2) He comes up with the 5 different stages of science.

KUHN:
1) he argues from the point of view of CLOSED BELIEF SYSTEMS- those who do not stay within the paradigm are excommunicated from the scientific community and are often ignored. The paradigm acts as a boundary that guides what scientists may research and how to do so.
2) Kuhn also argues that scientists test their hypothesis through the use of observations and experiments rather than test it to falsify it. They may fail to overlook any evidence that does NOT fit the paradigm.

Mannheim:
1) Belief system of each group gives partial truth. Therefore it is possible to overthrow capitalism if workers have developed a class consciousness spread their views. However Abercombie et all argue that the fear of unemployment keeps them in line.
2) Mannheim distinguishes between 2 types of class systems:
a) Ideological thought: justifies keeping things the same and the way it is . The privileged or the rich benefit from this as they can maintain status quo.
b) Utopian thought: Justifies social change. Mannheim see Marxists as an example.
3) The free floating intellegentsia: in Mannheim's view the solution is to "detach" intellectuals from social groups. by standing above the conflict and synthesising elements of different partial different ideologies to create a "total world view" benefiting all of society. However opposing views would not come together.

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