A movement to transform a community by a conscious new commitment to ideals or a way of life, either one that is new or that embodies the ways and virtues of the past and revives older religious beliefs or practices. Often led by a prophet and occurring during times of overwhelming social change and crisis. A type of prophetic movement.
A millennial movement, characteristic of Melanesia, marked by the expectation that Western material goods ("cargo" in Pidgin) will be received by supernatural means, generally accompanied by the return of the spirits of the dead
The creative and communicative aspects of cultural life, such as religion, ritual, ceremony, art, philosophy, myth, folklore, popular culture forms, and media. (Formerly contrasted with instrumental culture, or aspects necessary for life, such as economics and subsistence.)
A term from the interdisciplinary approach known as cultural studies that refers to expressive, public domains of culture, such as literature, media, art, architecture, museums, theater, dance, and music.
Ritual and other pageant or theater-like group or public expressions, such as storytelling, dramas, and musical events.
Traditional beliefs, sayings, tales, songs and other genres of custom preserved among a people. Also, the study of these topics
A form of social and political organization intermediate between a tribe and a state; kin-based, with systems of rank allowing differential access to resource, and with a permanent political structure
A state ruled by a single person, who usually transmits power to his or her heirs.
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