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  • "I really don't do it for the spirituality": How often do belly dancers infuse artistic leisure with spiritual meaning?
    Kraus, Rachel (2013)
    Implicit Religion 16:3: 301-318.

    Based on interviews with belly dancers about their associating spirituality with their dancing.

    Associated Search Terms: Dance; Spirituality
  • Il Dio di Davide: musica e danza nella tradizione pentecostale africana.
    Butticci, Annalisa (2012)
    Religioni e Società 73: 59-67.

    Associated Search Terms: Music; Pentecostal, Africa; Dance
  • Ghost Dances and Identity: Prophetic Religion and American Indian Ethnographies in the Nineteenth Century.
    Smoak, Gregory Ellis (2006)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Interprets with identity theory rather than revitalization & deprivation theories.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Ghost Dance; Native Americans
  • New Religious Movements and Youth Culture in Great Britain.
    York, Michael (1999)
    In Luigi Tomasi (ed.) Alternative Religions among European Youth. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 83-90.

    Sees rave culture as a shamanistic phenomenon.

    Associated Search Terms: Shamanism; Dance; New age; Great Britain; Youth; Surrogate for religion
  • Ecstasy as 'This-Worldly Path to Salvation': The Techno Youth Scene as a Proto-religious Collective.
    Corsten, Michael (1999)
    In Luigi Tomasi (ed.) Alternative Religions among European Youth. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 91-124.

    Based on 1996-97 interviews with 62 insiders in the Techno Scene (dance) in Berlin.

    Associated Search Terms: Surrogate for religion; Youth; Dance; Life cycle; Music; Germany, Berlin; Experiential dimension; Scene
  • La geste et le corps dans la religion afro-brésilienne.
    Motta, Roberto (1995)
    Social Compass 42:2: 477-486.

    Associated Search Terms: Trance; Xango; Candomble; Africanist, Brazil; Brazil; Dance
  • Rituals of movement, rites of transformation: Pilgrimage and dance in the highlands of Cuzco, Peru.
    Poole, Deborah A. (1991)
    In N. Ross Crumrine and Alan Morinis (eds.) Pilgrimage in Latin America. Westport, Connecticut, Greenwood, pp. 307-338.

    Associated Search Terms: Dance; Peru, Cuzco; Pilgrimage; Ritual
  • We Shall Live Again. The 1870 and 1890 Ghost Dance Movements as Demographic Revitalization.
    Thornton, Russell (1986)
    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Revitalization movement; Native Americans; Ghost Dance; Demography
  • Demographic Antecedents of Tribal Participation in the 1870 Ghost Dance Movement.
    Thornton, Russell (1982)
    American Indian Culture and Research Journal 6: 79-91.

    Associated Search Terms: Revitalization movement; Demography; Native Americans; Ghost Dance
  • Demographic Antecedents of a Revitalization Movement: Population Change, Population Size, and the 1890 Ghost Dance.
    Thornton, Russell (1981)
    American Sociological Review 46:1: 88-96.

    The movement occurred at the time of the Native American population's nadir & sought to return the dead to life; tribal participation data show the importance of tribal population sizes.

    Associated Search Terms: Native Americans; Ghost Dance; Demography; Revitalization movement
  • Religious Conversion as a Breakthrough for Transculturation: A Japanese Sect in Hawaii.
    Lebra, Takie Sugiyama (1970)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 9: 181-196.

    Based on 1964 field work on adherents of the Dancing Religion in Honolulu; focuses on identity change.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Hawaii; Identity; Dancing Religion; Japanese Americans; Assimilation; Honolulu; United States, Hawaii, Honolulu; Conversion
  • An Interpretation of Religious Conversion: A Millenial Movement Among Japanese-Americans in Hawaii.
    Lebra, Takie Sugiyama (1967)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. [DA 28:3 A, p. 1134]

    Based on 1964 field work on adherents of the Dancing Religion in Honolulu; focuses on identity change.

    Associated Search Terms: Japanese Americans; Conversion; Dancing Religion; Identity; United States, Hawaii, Honolulu
  • Manipur Vaishnavism: A sociological interpretation.
    Singh, Kunj Bihari (1963)
    Sociological Bulletin 12:2: 66-72. [In Rowena Robinson (ed.) Sociology of Religion in India. New Delhi: Sage, 2004, pp. 127-132]

    History and description of the Vaishnavite cult in Manipur. Its durability compared to other cults depends on its embodiment in the arts, especially dance.

    Associated Search Terms: Hindu, Vaishnavite; Syncretism; India, Manipur; Dance; Art; Ritual
  • Peyote, the Giver of Visions.
    Cavan, Ruth Shonle (1925)
    American Anthropologist 27: 53-75.

    Traces the history & status of the peyote cult; sees it spreading by networks that were established in the ghost dance movement.

    Associated Search Terms: Ghost Dance; Network; Peyote; Native Americans; Diffusion
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