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1) How can the recent decline in participation in all types of common-interest associations in North American be explained?
2) In what ways can the rising tide of Islamic fundamentalism in the Middle East and other areas of the world be seen as revitalization movements? Are there other terms that could apply to this phenomenon? What would anthropologists say about such movements?
3) With regard to the Swazi, is the "healing" practiced by a shaman fraudulent or therapeutic? What about a shaman practicing "alternative medicine" in Toronto? How relativistic should we be as a society about the practice of medicine?
I am just looking for a clearer understanding of these ideas.