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Definition of Mana

(noun) A sacred and essential supernatural force that resides in all people, places, and things (objects).

Example of Mana

  • A charm (fetish) worn to influence the probability of success while gambling or hunting.

Mana Pronunciation

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Related Quotation

  • “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.

Works Consulted

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

Oxford University Press. (N.d.) Oxford Dictionaries. (https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/).

Tischler, Henry L. 2011. Introduction to Sociology. 10th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wiktionary, The Free Dictionary. Wikimedia Foundation. (http://en.wiktionary.org).

Cite the Definition of Mana

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “mana.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 22, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/mana/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

mana. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/mana/

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “mana.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 22, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/mana/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“mana.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 22 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/mana/>.