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What is a boundary?
The physical and imagined differences between groups and individuals
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What are Van Gennep's 3 stages of rights of passage?
1.separation 2.liminality 3. reincorporation
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What are Lincoln's 3 stages of female-specific rights of passage?
1. enclosure 2. magnification 3. emergence
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What is a critical ritual?
Critical rituals often happen at an important time of life eg. birth or puberty. They often involve a change of status
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What is a calendrical ritual?
Caledrical rituals often involve the whole of a society and take place at certain times of the year. They maintain the cycle of life.
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What is an ex person?
An ex person is a human who has lost all their qualities of personhood. eg. someone in a comma
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What is a potential person?
A potential person is someone who hasn't yet got all the characteristics of becoming a person but has the potential to become one. eg. a foetus
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What is a diminished person?
A diminished person is someone who has lost many of the characteristics of personhood. eg. someone with alzeimers
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What ideas do they have about personhood in melanesia?
Personhood is gained gradually, it is the sum of one's social relationships. A person isn't considered dead until their debts have been payed.
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How does one learn to behave like a boy/girl?
Toys, clothes, Verbal appelation
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What are the functions of rituals?
Transition eg. girl to woman. Initiation eg. into a new group. Maintains life cycle
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What is anthropomorphism?
Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human characteristics to animals or objects
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What are the causes of ethnic conflict?
historical reasons, power asymetry, economic exploitation, territorial conflict, role of the state, competition for scarce resources
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What is sociocentric personhood?
Sociocentric personhood puts emphasis on a person as part of their wider society. eg. the Indian caste system
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