Posted in A2 Sociology: Religion

A2: Functionalist ideas in practice during the response to Paris bombings

In class we have learnt about Durkheim and Malinowski’s ideas about how religion provides a source of social solidarity and value consensus especially during times of tension or life crises. The tragic events of Paris provide further supporting examples of how a nation and allied countries reaffirm their values when an event like this takes place:

“This is an attack not just on Paris. It’s an attack not just on the people of France. But this is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values we share” Barack Obama

‘Your values are our values, your pain is our pain, your fight is our fight.’ David Cameron


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Found in Love Park. Vigil set for 8:00 tonight. @6abc

Facebook are allowing users to show their support by adding the French flag colours to their profile picture



Sociology and Media Studies teacher at Hazelwick School, West Sussex. Former teacher at Felpham Community College and Doha College

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