After reviewing the list of the aspects of culture, I choose to study religion.
Foucault, M., & Carrette, J. (2013). Religion and culture. Routledge.
Ryan (2011). Muslim women negotiating collective stigmatization were just normal people. Sociology. 1015-1060. SAGE Journal.
Accordingto Foucalt and Carette (2013), religion has an important purpose indefining culture. The author elaborates on the relation betweenreligion and relationship insociety.The scholars try to bring out the aspect of how religion comes in tocure the distress that was due to factors such as extremism,politics, and other revolutionary groups. Religion in this contextseems to be solving the distress and rescuing a group of revoltindividuals who had succumbed due to other forms of revolution suchas urbanization. However, the author argues that with time the forcesthat surround religion will cover it up and thus religion will fadeaway. The powersinclude the oldideologies and other realistic movements.
Ryan(2011) focuses on how religion plays a role in the comfort of peoplewho are stigmatized. The writer posits on how averageMuslim women did much to advocate for the act of eliminating stigmafrom people affected bydifferent calamities such as HIV/AIDS. The women went against theirreligion rules just to fight for innocent individuals. Muslim as areligion was stigmatizing the less successfulandother ill people. In Ryan’s argument, we see how women used theirethical integrity just to go against the religion just to come withright thing ‘normality’ in the society. The theme of normalitythrives in the text by how the every encounters of the ladies. Womenmaintainon the issueof “just normal” while fighting the stigmathat was advocated by the Muslims. The book focuses much on the realdefinition of anordinaryMuslim woman and the chances of its achievability.
Working Thesis statement: Religion as an aspect of culture plays major roles that bring a sense of normality in its settings. People tend to go against the religion’s culture just to make things “right.”
Foucault,M., & Carrette, J. (2013). Religionand culture.Routledge.
Ryan(2011). Muslim Women Negotiating Collective Stigmatization were justNormalPeople. Sociology. 1015-1060. SAGE Journal.