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How does religion influence cultural system?

How does religion influence cultural system?

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School: University of Florida
Department: Anthropology
Course: Anthropology of Religion
Professor: Abdoulaye kane
Term: Spring 2018
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Name: ANT3241 Study Guide
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How does religion influence cultural system?



« 25 questions – possible 2 extra credit  questions

‒ Maybe two short answer questions  (one or two sentences)

« Multiple choice* or matching

« Look at charts in books

« Theoretical approaches to study of religion « Focus on book  

‒ One or two questions from each article « Review class slides

Reading:

« Chapter 1 – Anthropology of Religion,  Magic, and Witchcraft

« Religion as a Cultural System – Geertz « Construction of Religion as an  anthropological category – Asad « France, the veil, and religious  freedom – Adrian

‒ “French lawmakers believed this ban  would encourage integration and help  the country understand itself in light of increasing religious and ethnic  


Which symbols were banned in the 1400s?



diversification.”

 It is about uniformity between the  French citizens

‒ Can’t make excuses for one religion  and not another

 No more excused absences for  religious reasons

∙ It was getting out of hand  

(students arriving late, not  

coming to school on Saturday)

‒ Also wanted to prevent the pressure of wearing it and neglected other reasons to wearing the veil.  

 Fueled debate but was not the  main concern

∙ How to limit the influence of the veil on other students Don't forget about the age old question of What are the two forms of endoplasmic reticulum?

‒ There were other options available  You can wear it in public (just not  school)

 Wednesdays and Sundays are  already set aside for religious  


How do myth, legend and folktale differ?



purposes

 Private schools (85% funded by  government)

‒ Laïcité

 Secularization  

∙ Like the separation of Church  and State

 “Individual right to freedom of  conscience.”

 Separation is not clear cut

∙ Government funds some  

religious edifices and churches/  mosques.

‒ Religious symbols are not inherently  incompatible with Laïcité, however, if  they begin to cause pressure, are  provocative, are propaganda,  

proselytism, or affect public order,  then they become a problem

 But who decides?

∙ School employees –  

discrepancy between – no fixed  right and wrong

‒ With the law banning ostentatious  symbols, there were as many as 1465  cases  

 Part is because of certain cities  (high populations of Muslim  

immigrants)

‒ If you want to learn more check out How does history threats affect internal validity?

« Under God but not the scarf – Gunn « Chapter 2 – Anthropology of Religion,  Magic, and Witchcraft

« Chapter 3 – Anthropology of Religion,  Magic, and Witchcraft

« The Virgin of Guadalupe – Wolf « Chapter 4 – Anthropology of Religion,  Magic, and Witchcraft

« Elements of Charismatic Persuasion  and Healing

« Chapter 5 – Anthropology of Religion,  Magic, and Witchcraft

« Chapter 6 – Anthropology of Religion,  Magic, and Witchcraft

« Illness, therapy, and change in  Ethiopian possession cults –  

Vecchiato If you want to learn more check out What refers to the process of cementation and compaction?

Notes:

« Chapter 1

‒ Cultural Relativism

‒ Functional definition of religion

‒ Theoretical approaches to study of  religion

« Chapter 2

‒ Difference between Myth, Legend,  Folktale  

‒ Approaches to analysis of Myth  ‒ Types of myths

 Origins

« Chapter 3

‒ Symbols definition

 Distinction of religious symbols vs  symbols

‒ Yoruba – colors system (possibly  matching)

 Terminology

 3 colors

‒ Mayan view of time

 How many calendars?

∙ 2  

‒ Importance of calendars

 Specific events tied to calendars ∙ Jewish, Christian, Muslim

o Differences between their  

calendars

« Chapter 4

‒ Classification of rituals (table)

‒ Rite of passage

 Structure in different stages

∙ Separation

∙ Liminality / transition Don't forget about the age old question of What does the constitution of the united states say?
Don't forget about the age old question of What does a neuropsychologist do exactly?
Don't forget about the age old question of What are the 7 types of crimes?

∙ Incorporation

‒ Famous places in various religions ‒ Tabu – things that are forbidden in  different religions

 Example: totem

« Chapter 5

‒ Alteration of consciousness

 Drugs  

∙ Ethnographic examples

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