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ANTH 1120 Midterm Review -taking impersonal space rented apartment and decorating and modifying it; meaning they have appropriated it and given it a meaning 11. Identify and briefly explain two key features or characteristics of rituals. A ritual is a dramatic rendering or social portrayal of meaning shared by a specific body of people in a way that makes them seem correct and proper. One key feature of ritual is that it contains a performance, presentation or dramatization aspect. From Vodou birthday rituals, to the Kwakwaka’wakw’s Hamatsa dance, to the rituals of contemporary magic covens, rituals act as symbolic actions, performed to depict key metaphors/beliefs within a culture and to teach participants how to experience he world as if their forces, gods, and spirits were real. The Hamatsa dance, for example, where a youth is initiated into the society by embodying Hamatsa, a ravenous cannibal spirit, dramatizes the key metaphor of hunger within the Kwakwaka’wakw society and helps them understand and overcome it. For the Kwkwaka’wakw, the Hamatsa is the ultimate projection of the power of hunger, and his desire for human flash is a manifestation of the forces that can destroy society. The participants in the ritual, by symbolically taming the hunger of the Hamatsa, are asserting their oral responsibility to control greed and conflict. Another feature of ritual is that it is communal, designed to unite a group that share the same worldview, and strengthen their belief. For example, in contemporary magic, where rituals focus on visualization and meditation, groups collectively focus on a single image/desire (e.g. curing someone) and are often overtaken with ‘mystical experiences’ such as experiencing physical sensations or a sense of overwhelming connectedness and love that make them believe in magic even more. These experiences are in reality a result of the collective participation in the ritual itself, and not a confirmation of their particular worldview. Ritual - a repetitive social practice set apart from everyday routine that is composed of symbolic activities such as a dance, song, speech, the manipulation of objects (e.g. sacred texts, incense, etc. ) Rituals are set off from the the social routines of everyday life Members of a society can tell what a sequence of ritual activities means by watching/participating in them – they are performed Rituals are closely connected to a set of ideas that are important for a society/culture: the nature of evil, how people should behave towards one another, etc. They are not only religious or life events like weddings, religious ceremonies but can include graduation and birthdays.
Identify and briefly explain two metaphors
ANTH 1120 Midterm Review 12. Why is Evan’s Pritchard’s analysis of witchcraft (among the Azande) considered ground- breaking?

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