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A situation in which one person lacks what others have, especially if this leads to frustration and a sense of injustice.

This is a classic explanation for the church-sect dimensions, suggesting that sects compensate people psychologically for relative deprivation.

See The Sociology of Religious Movements by William Sims Bainbridge (1997:85, 111).


a.) Bainbridge, William Sims. 1997. The Sociology of Religious Movements. New York, NY: Routledge.

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