Belief Systems

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Unformatted text preview: ry Ritual Rituals Sacred vs. Secular Rituals Formalized behavior Regularly repeated Symbolic content Rites of Passage Focus on the individual Mark culturally defined biological and social phases Mark changes in status and roles Phases Separation Liminality (transition) (Re)Incorporation Rites of Intensification Focus on the group Reinforce Group solidarity Values of a culture Social and political status relations within the group Revitalization Movements Arise during periods of perceived crisis Charismatic leader Examples Often has communicated with a deity or has had a personal encounter with the supernatural...
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2009 for the course ANTH 1000 taught by Professor Sabem during the Spring '08 term at UConn.

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