Chapter 10 Key Terms - Key terms animism Belief in souls or...

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Key terms animism    Belief in souls or doubles. cargo cults    Postcolonial, acculturative, religious movements common in Melanesia that attempt to explain  Euopean domination and wealth and to achieve similar success magically by mimicking  European behavior. communal religions    In Wallace's typology, these religions have in addition to shamanic cults communal cults in  which people organize community rituals such as harvest ceremonies and rites of passage. communitas    Intense community spirit, a feeling of great social solidarity, equality, and togetherness;  characteristic of people experiencing liminality together. leveling mechanism    Customs and social actions that operate to reduce differences in wealth and thus to bring  standouts in line with community norms. liminality    The critically important marginal or in-between phase of a rite of passage.
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  • Spring '08
  • HARPER
  • supernatural beings, sacred impersonal force, great social solidarity, intense community spirit, cults communal cults

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