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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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Cost: 50
Name: ANT3241 Study Guide
Description: This is the beginning of my Study Guide for the Midterm Thrusday. Will have more details by Tuesday.
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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  We also discuss several other topics like What are the two forms of endoplasmic reticulum?

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

‒ 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?



Don't forget about the age old question of What are the types of biased sampling techniques?

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)

« 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 Don't forget about the age old question of What's an example of unconsolidated sediment?

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

Vecchiato

Notes:

« Chapter 1 If you want to learn more check out What happened in the brown vs board of education?

‒ 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

∙ Incorporation

‒ Famous places in various religions ‒ Tabu – things that are forbidden in  different religions If you want to learn more check out What was the purpose of the texas constitution of 1876?
We also discuss several other topics like What are the 4 types of body language?

 Example: totem

« Chapter 5

‒ Alteration of consciousness

 Drugs  

∙ Ethnographic examples

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