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Unformatted text preview: Anthro 4 03/03/2008 16:27:00 Religion ch. 13 Tylor- early anthropologist Looked into religion Religion is beliefs and actions related to supernatural beings and forces People start with animism beliefs (a belief in spirits) As people progress they believe in polytheism (belief in many gods) Then people believe in monotheism Then science, it takes over the need to believe with explanation for everything that was once unexplainable Durkheim- How does religion work to keep us together o Reinforces norms/ laws Magic A method of coursing the supernatural to do what you want it to Types: o Imitative- something that imitates something else that you want. A voodoo doll that looks like the person you want to hurt o Contagious- I can take some of your hair and then do something to you because I have your hair. Need physical connection to person (like because I have your hair....
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