Section of anthropology mazeway resynthesis: a biocultural theory of religious inspiration by anthony f c wallace eastern pennsylvania psychiatric institute, and university ot pennsylvania philadelphia, pa lntroduction the scientific student of human behavior must be struck by the im. Once the liminoidality of these conditions is perceived by a given community, its collective weltanschauung - or, in anthony wallace's terms, 'mazeway' this reaggregation of 'healthy elements' of the past and 'novel inventions' of the present is called a 'mazeway resynthesis', which is our third auxiliary concept it means a. Anthony f c wallace's studies of mazeway resynthesis and revitalization movements, from which william mcloughlin has recently borrowed in a sweeping essay on the nature of revivals, awakenings, and reform in american history36 here a promising stream in the study of american civiliza tion converges with victor. I love anthony wallace's description of this (when successfully achieved) process as a mazeway resynthesis: a psychological/cognitive reorganization of values and behavior according to an adjustive, fulfilling new vision of (individual and/or cultural) reality as a whole hiker-918473__480 images are. To resolve such conflicts, individuals must modify their mazeways to accommodate new, formerly troubling, elements, a process he termed mazeway resynthesis in more extreme cases involving prophets and psychiatric patients, wallace believed that the altered physiological milieu resulting from stress engendered not.
A “mazeway resynthesis”1 roger griffin fascism and modernism: finding the “ big picture” researchers combing through back numbers of this journal in search of authoritative guidance to the relationship between modernity, modernism, and fascism could be forgiven for occa- sionally losing their bearings in one of the. Anti-government movements and the revitalization process: an examination of anthony fc wallace's theory of revitalization as applied to domestic of the mazeway previously adhered to by individuals who recognize the dominant culture's inability to provide for them68 the radical re-synthesis of beliefs involved in. A person who becomes involved in the health food movement might be said to experience what anthropologist anthony f c wallace has called mazeway resynthesis the mazeway is the mental map or image of the world which each individual holds it includes values, the environment and the objects in it, the image. Anthony oliver-smith department of anthropology, university of florida, gainesville, florida 32611 key words: response, change, risk, political economy, applied anthropology, theory recent perspectives in anthropological research define a disaster as a proc- ess/event involving the combination of a.
Anthony f c wallace close author notes eastern pennsylvania psychiatric institute, and university of pennsylvania, philadelphia, pa search for more papers by this author first published: may 1956 full publication history doi: 101111/j2164-09471956tb00491x view/save citation cited by (crossref): 12 articles. New york: macmillan wallace, anthony f c 1956a 1956b- - york ca em of sciences, series ii, 18/7: 1957 1959 1966 1968 1970 wallis 1939 revitalization movements 58: 264—81 american anthropologist mazeway resynthesis: religious inspiration a biocultural theory of ' t'rilsactions of the new 626—38.
I love anthony wallace's description of this (when successfully achieved) process as a mazeway resynthesis: a psychological/cognitive reorganization of values and behavior according to an adjustive, fulfilling new vision of (individual and/or cultural) reality as a whole hiker-918473__480 images are from pixabaycom. New religious synthesis where reason and emotion find again their proper balance the bible words about marriage are awakenings and reform citing the work of anthony fc wallace mcloughlin argues individuals lead the society to accept new “mazeways” – new values and mores to replace the old, unworkable. Cults often start with an act of radical imagining, what anthony wallace calls a mazeway resynthesis: elements of current cultural understanding (the mazeway ) are recombined into a new and dramatic form which seems to promise solutions to previously insoluble problems yet cult doctrines, born in the.
Wallace also discusses mazeways—mental maps that join personalities with cultures and thereby illustrate how individuals embrace their culture, conduct everyday life, and cope with illness and other forms of severe personal or cultural stress wallace offers a set of insightful observations and analyses of change on topics. To small towns in pennsylvania during the industrial revolution, from cognitive mazeway re-synthesis to the institutional and cultural matrix of technological innovation, wallace helped to chart the course of american cultural anthropology for more than five decades wallace began his higher education in 1941 at lebanon.