Eight Types Of Legitimation

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Legitimation has two parts, first is justification designed to get one comply to a certain practice. Second manufacturing the consent of those listening by giving such response as “you’ll get to hell if you don’t”. There are eight types of legitimation that are introduced in this chapter they are: a legitimation, obvious legitimation, religious legitimation, non-religious legitimation, supernatural legitimation, oppressive legitimation and intentional legitimation. In chapter five of A Critical Introduction to Studies of Religion, Martin defines legitimation as a tool that maintains or manufactures consent to social order, using culture, cultural toolbox, justification, and criticism of conventions followed by all types of legitimation. In …show more content…
Third, signed behaviors (codes), social roles, and moral norms are rules of behavior that are acceptable in the community. In this case the story of Moses from the Bible depicts the characters who is speaking throughout the book, ends saying that those who follow this social blueprint will be blessed, and their god will help them conquer their enemies and they will be successful farmers. In contrast, Israel does not follow this social blueprint and was cursed.This clearly specifies that social order was not invented by humans, instead it was created by divine creatures, and those who violate their rules will be punished. This story shows a powerful way to manufacture consent to the social …show more content…
Legitimation offers a justification for confronting to a practice. This sort of justification often involves an appeal to what the divine authorities state. Such as, “because the Bible says so” or “because the God says so” are phrases that we often hear from sectarian communities nowadays that are clearly designed to manufacture the consent of those participating, by informing that he/she will go to hell if he/she doesn 't comply to a special order. Oppressing legitimation is often used to protest, often used by Christian cultures to oppose violence. According to western civilization, religious legitimation is absolutely necessary for social order. This refers to the phrase God says so and God will punish you if you don’t, is based on the fact that people would not be moral unless they believe in hell. Likewise, according to Martin the only way for social order to be maintained is when it 's questioned and criticized the use of religious legitimation. Religious and supernatural legitimations involve supernatural elements such as God. For example, when slaveholders justified slavery, they offered a passage from the Bible and claimed that the Bible supported slavery and taught slaves to be obedient to their masters. Intentional legitimation and religious traditions when legitimation of social order is in effect/not in effect according to intended and sometimes not intended appealing.

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