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    Introduction This reaction paper explains “Revitalization movements” by referencing to ideas presented in the book–– Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction and an article published in American Anthropologist. Revitalization movements can be described as “deliberate, organized attempts made by some members of a society to construct a more satisfying culture by rapid acceptance of a pattern of multiple innovations” (Wallace 1970: 188). I found this topic intriguing because it made me ponder that why is it so important for people to have a religion that explains everything in their society. It made me wonder that instead of abandoning their religion, people accept and cause small changes to it so that it best fits their life. Summary of book The book begins by speculating that major religions appeared as revitalization movements in various ways. The book posits that a prophet often tries to find a better answer to people’s everyday problems and gains the support of masses; these supporters are crucial to institutionalization of the movement. The book…

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    Music Description Langsam . Schleppend (Slowly, dragging) The first movement was in modified sonata form and started off with strings playing harmonics creating a ghostly scene and then the woodwinds play a rhythm pattern. As the piece goes on, it is obvious that Mahler is trying to recreate a nature scene in his first movement. To match the dark setting that started the movement is little bits of music that poke out. An example would be, throughout the sluggish melody an awaking would call…

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    I love the church and have dedicated my life to serving within the church, I also hate parts of the church. Shame is something I hate, and shame became something I wanted to understand on a much deeper level. I first became aware of shame within my theological views when I questioned the church’s beliefs. Even though I felt shame, my exploration continued. Later, I discovered the work and research of Dr. Brené Brown focusing on shame resilience. Brown’s philosophies and research gave language…

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    Rastafari Movement

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    The Rastafarian culture began with a movement known as the Rastafari Movement. It arose in Jamaica in the 1930s by a man named Leonard Howell. The movement was the response to the oppression of Black people throughout the world, which was influenced by the termination of slavery in the 1834. (Robbins et al., 2014) Members of the Rastafarian culture wanted to be in power of the white Caucasians and be seen as superior to them. In a way they want to get back at the White populaces that have…

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    Introduction When one hears the word Rasta or Rastafarian, certain images surface for some; dreadlocks, Bob Marley, reggae music and marijuana. As the movement has become more globalized, these iconic images have become main stream. However to understanding Rastafarianism, which some label a religious and some label a social movement, is to realize at in its simplest form it is an ideology that gives the participants a behavioral and spiritual guideline for life (Chevannes 1994). At the core…

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    Lutheran Settlement House is really the only social service agency within the community. It has been providing services to Fishtown and the Philadelphia area since 1902. The services since then may have changed but it’s core mission of “empowering individuals, families, and communities to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through an integrated program of social, educational, and advocacy services” has not ("History | Lutheran Settlement House | Empowering Children, Adults, Families, and…

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    people have the courage to step up to fight for what they believe in. Anne Moody believed that the civil rights movement was and effective way in addressing these inequalities due to its strong willed and motivated people within along with methods that try to reframe from violent means. Even though by the end she believed that the nonviolent and passive methods were ineffective. Employment was a major factor in the life of not only Anne moody but all African-Americans at that time. Little was…

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    Doug McAdam’s Political Process and the Development of Black Insurgency, 1930-1970 chronicles the development and growth of the black protest movement through that changing political and social conditions that both created and denied political opportunities for black protest and contributed to the growth of the Civil Rights Movement from the 1950s onward. McAdam first traces the origins of the political and social conditions that denied blacks the political opportunities to organize and protest…

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    Myeengun spoke about resistance towards environmental issues and how future generations are dependent on a suitable environment while Terrylynn spoke about nurturance and doing environmental deeds with a “good mind” and Monique and Ayiko brought an inspirational ideology of perseverance and family that once all combined together, generate a new definition and conception of environmentalism. After viewing and taking in the compelling voices of the guest speakers, I can now alter my definition of…

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    Success for the purpose of this paper will be defined as an increase in the civil society aims set out by the movements. A similarity initiating the events of these social movements was a growing conflict between a developing civil society and an increasingly indeterminate and fragmented state The foundation of the contemporary Democracy Movement in China can be seem as initiating from the Democracy Wall Movement of 1978-1979. It can similarly be seen as the first emergence of civil society and…

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