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Definition of Animism

(noun) The belief that all things animate and inanimate have an individual soul or are inhabited by a spirit.

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  • “Additionally, in animism, as with mana, supernatural power is often harnessed through rituals that compel a spirit to act in a desired way” (Hughes and Kroehler 2011:350).

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Reference

Hughes, Michael, and Carolyn J. Kroehler. 2011. Sociology: The Core. 10th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill.

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Cite the Definition of Animism

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “animism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 24, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/animism/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

animism. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/animism/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “animism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 24, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/animism/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“animism.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 24 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/animism/>.