(noun) An organized attempt by a group to build a culture or society more attuned to their beliefs, values, or traditional way of life typically, in response to rapid change in a culture or society.
Example: Ghost Dance and cargo cults.
Audio Pronunciation: (re·vi·tal·i·za·tion move·ment)
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- Plural: revitalization movements
- Termed coined by Anthony Wallace (1923) in “Revitalization Movements” (1956)
- Lanternari, Vittorio. 1963. The Religions of the Oppressed: A Study of Modern Messianic Cults. New York: A.A. Knopf.
- Mooney, James. 1965. The Ghost Dance Religion: Smohalla and his Doctrine. Seattle, WA: Shorey Book Store.
- Worsley, Peter. 1957. The Trumpet Shall Sound. A Study of ” Cargo ” Cults in Melanesia. London: MacGibbon & Kee.