Nativistic and Revitalization Movements MSR

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Nativistic and Revitalization Movements: Dynamics of Religion (April 6, 8) Introduction: These movements take place when the integrity of the society is threatened. Malinowski’s functionalism describes society when it works. These “dynamics” are descriptions of when it does not work. I. Ralph Linton: Nativistic movements Definition: “Any conscious, organized attempt by members of society to revive or perpetuate selected aspects of their culture.” (1949) A. This is a deliberate effort (does not always work) by a group within a society to bring back from the past or perpetuate fragments of the culture B. Two ways that nativistic movements work 1. Magical – using any kind of supernatural means (prayer, amulets) 2. Rational – usually associated with the effort to preserve the language C. Nativistic movements do not change power structure, different from revolutions II. Yonina Talman: Millinarian movements Main feature: Millinarian movements look to the future, often to the new millennium. A. Talman’s list of characteristics
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