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3 major components of religion
1) beliefs about supernatural powers 2) teachings and traditions that tell us about those powers. 3) rituals intended to influence those powers to benefit the group
Rites of passage
A public ceremony recognizing a person changing group status that often involves pain
Puberty initiation rites
A religious ceremony that symbolically transforms the individual from a child into an adult
Religious practices based on personal relationships between specific individuals and supernatural powers
An individual practice in which a person attempts to enlist the aid of supernatural powers by intentionally seeking a dream or vision
A part time religious specialist respected only for their talents not their title they have a relationship with the supernatural through altered states of conciousness like trances to help members of society and harm enemies
Religious practices in which the members of a group cooperate in the performance of rituals intended to benefit all
Rituals which members of a kinship group focus on their totem (natural object with which they are associated)
Respected for their title ( with no title they aren't respected) they r full time religious specialists who officiate rituals
Organized religious practices in which a full time priesthood performs rituals to benefit the whole society
Intellectual function of religion
James Frazier said that it provides an explanation for unexplainable events
Psychological function of religion
Malinowski said that people get comfort and help the, cope with misfortunes and death
Using spells to cause harm by supernatural means, it's intentional and uses voodoo practices such as using personal objects (hair)
5 principles of Islam
One ness of god, prayers 5 times a day facing Mecca, fast for month of Ramadan sun up to sun down, share 2.5%of disposable income, pilgrimage to Mecca
Fight between the cosmpolitans (want change) and the traditionalists ( who don't want change) in every society
A named social group based on shared ancestry, cultural tradition, and common history that distinguish them from other groups
An ethnic group that claims a right to a discrete homeland and to political autonomy and self determination
Bad things: terrorism, information isn't safe, and outsourcing causes loss of jobs good things : cheap stuff, everything is available, helps developing nations
Global academic community
Individuals who control, expand and disseminate academica ideas and knowledge globally they are against the global business community that only cares about money not people
Individuals involved in production of news and entertainment that r marketed to a global audience
Ethnic cohesion uniting many ethnic nationalities for a shared tradition usually religion
A country whose political boundaries and ethnic compositin established by outside political forces (colonial possession)
Ethnic groups usually foragers, horticulturalists, or pastoralists who occupy their historical homelands they r subordinate to the governments
Deceleration on the rights of indigenous people
They have the right to self determination and autonomy of self government only Australia and Finland have tried to do this
The largest urban area in the world
Tokyo, migration into urban areas is commo to find jobs but then causes lack of jobs and migrate to farms
Complication caused by a small pelvis during delivery causes reproductive organs to tear so they can't control urination
Immigration in western European countries
3.5 million illegal immigrants causing lots of unemployment and the economy to collapse
Medical anthropologists study these things
Beliefs and values related to wellness, treatment with traditional medicine, psychological and emotional issues, knowledge of plants, and cultural sensitivity
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