Values and Belief Systems

Values and Belief Systems - Values Values: meanings and...

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Values Values: “meanings and knowledge about good and bad, truth and falsehood, moral ways of life” o What is most important o What is worth saving o What is a priority o What is worth fighting for o What gives meaning Form personal/moral identities o Right and wrong Frame group solidarity, affiliation o Are you in? Provide principles for maintaining identity o Adapt to change without losing core values Help “make sense” of behavior o She/he does X because she/he is Y Belief Systems Belief Systems: individual beliefs or values meet institutions (like religions) in belief systems Order, systems, organization Order and structure make beliefs durable across space and time Provide frameworks for moral development Instruction Exploration Religious Geographies Religion: belief system and a set of practices that recognizes the existence of a higher power than humans Shapes food practices, family, death ceremonies, dress codes, coming of age rituals
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2011 for the course GEOG 1101 taught by Professor Connor during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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