ANT3241 Study Guide – Midterm About:
« 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
« 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
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
Don't forget about the age old question of What are the types of biased sampling techniques?
Private schools (85% funded by government)
∙ 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
« 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 –
« 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
« Chapter 3
‒ Symbols definition
Distinction of religious symbols vs symbols
‒ Yoruba – colors system (possibly matching)
‒ Mayan view of time
How many calendars?
‒ Importance of calendars
Specific events tied to calendars ∙ Jewish, Christian, Muslim
o Differences between their
« Chapter 4
‒ Classification of rituals (table)
‒ Rite of passage
Structure in different stages
∙ Liminality / transition
‒ 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?
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« Chapter 5
‒ Alteration of consciousness
∙ Ethnographic examples