(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)
- Word origin of “revitalization” and “movement” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- 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.
Scott, John, and Gordon Marshall. 2005. A Dictionary of Sociology. New York: Oxford University Press.
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).
How to Cite the Definition of Revitalization Movement
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “revitalization movement.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 24, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/revitalization-movement/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
revitalization movement. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/revitalization-movement/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “revitalization movement.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed March 24, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/revitalization-movement/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“revitalization movement.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 24 Mar. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/revitalization-movement/>.