Download or read book Ritual in Its Own Right PDF or another Format written by Don Handelman and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2005 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "First published in 2004 by Berghahn Books; Social analysis, volume 48, issue 2, summer 2004"--T.p. verso.
Download or read book Ritual: Key Concepts in Religion PDF or another Format written by Pamela J. Stewart and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2014-01-16 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ritual has emerged as a major focus of academic interest. As a concept, the idea of ritual integrates the study of behavior both within and beyond the domain of religion. Ritual can be both secular and religious in character. There is renewed interest in questions such as: Why do rituals exist at all? What has been, and continues to be, their place in society? How do they change over time? Such questions exist against a backdrop of assumptions about development, modernization, and disenchantment of the world. Written with the specific needs of students of religious studies in mind, Ritual: Key Concepts in Religion surveys the field of ritual studies, looking at it both historically within anthropology and in terms of its contemporary relevance to world events.
Download or read book Subversive Seduction PDF or another Format written by Travis Landry and published by University of Washington Press. This book was released on 2013-01-10 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Male-male rivalry and female passive choice, the two principal tenets of Darwinian sexual selection, raise important ethical questions in The Descent of Man--and in the decades since--about the subjugation of women. If female choice is a key component of evolutionary success, what impact does the constraint of women's choices have on society? The elaborate courtship plots of 19th century Spanish novels, with their fixation on suitors and selectors, rivalry, and seduction, were attempts to grapple with the question of female agency in a patriarchal society. By reading Darwin through the lens of the Spanish realist novel and vice versa, Travis Landry brings new insights to our understanding of both: while Darwin's theories have often been seen as biologically deterministic, Landry asserts that Darwin's theory of sexual selection was characterized by an open ended dynamic whose oxymoronic emphasis on "passive" female choice carries the potential for revolutionary change in the status of women.
Download or read book Moebius Anthropology PDF or another Format written by Don Handelman and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2020-10-01 with total page 484 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Don Handelman’s groundbreaking work in anthropology is showcased in this collection of his most powerful essays, edited by Matan Shapiro and Jackie Feldman. The book looks at the intellectual and spiritual roots of Handelman’s initiation into anthropology; his work on ritual and on “bureaucratic logic”; analyses of cosmology; and innovative essays on Anthropology and Deleuzian thinking. Handelman reconsiders his theory of the forming of form and how this relates to a new theory of the dynamics of time. This will be the definitive collection of articles by one of the most important anthropologists of the late 20th Century.
Download or read book Voices of the Ritual PDF or another Format written by Nurit Stadler and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2020-05-15 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Voices of the Ritual analyzes the revival of rituals performed at female saint shrines in the Middle East. In the midst of turbulent political contention over land and borders, Nurit Stadler shows, religious minorities lay claim to space through rituals enacted at sacred spaces in the Holy Land. Using ethnographic analysis, Stadler explores the rise of these rituals, their focus on the body, female materiality, and their place in the Israeli-Palestinian landscape. Stadler examines the varied features of the practice and implications of the rituals, looking at themes of femininity and material experience. She considers the role of the body in rituals that represent the act of birth or the circle of life and that aim to foster an intimate connection between the female saint and her worshippers. Stadler underscores the political, cultural, and spatial elements of this practice, bringing attention to how religious minorities (Jews, Christians, Muslims, and Druze, among others) have utilized these rituals to assert their right to the land. Voices of the Ritual offers a valuable assessment of religious ritual practice that encrypts female themes into a landscape that has historically been defined by war and conflict.
Download or read book Performance and Ethnography PDF or another Format written by Peter Harrop and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2013-07-16 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Performance and Ethnography: Dance, Drama, Music revisits the territory of the performance orientation, touching on anthropology, dance, folklore, music and theatre to look for present trends in both the ethnography of performance and performance ethnography. One of the main concerns of this volume is with an embodied, affective and sensory ethnography that privileges encounters between ethnographer, participants and practices as key to understanding and knowledge. Another is the extent to which individuals are shaped by their engagement with ethnographic practice in the midst of migration, diffusion, revival, appropriation and commodification of performance. A third is the interface of academic disciplines with the idea of performance, and the way in which academics and practitioners are drawn to ethnography to better understand, negotiate, perform and profess their diverse fields. Individual chapters include a refreshed interface for performance studies and anthropology through new approaches to ritual; a consideration of performance studies through an ethnography of PSi; the emplaced body as a tool for ethnographic research; somatic practice in dance as a mode of ethnography; artisanal musical instrument making as performance; the commodification of traditional performance; and an introductory overview that reflects shifting ethnographic perspectives on traditional performances.
Author : Samuel G. Ngaihte
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2019-08-08
ISBN 10 : 9781000024494
Pages : 224 pages
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Download or read book Vedic Practice, Ritual Studies and Jaimini’s Mīmāṃsāsūtras PDF or another Format written by Samuel G. Ngaihte and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-08-08 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Drawing on insights from Indian intellectual tradition, this book examines the conception of dharma by Jaimini in his Mīmāṃsāsūtras, assessing its contemporary relevance, particularly within ritual scholarship. Presenting a hermeneutical re-reading of the text, it investigates the theme of the relationship between subjectivity and tradition in the discussion of dharma, bringing it into conversation with contemporary discourses on ritual. The primary argument offered is that Jaimini’s conception of dharma can be read as a philosophy of Vedic practice, centred on the enjoinment of the subject, whose stages of transformation possess the structure of a hermeneutic tradition. Offering both substantive and methodological insights into the contentions within the contemporary study of ritual, this book will be of interest to researchers in the fields of Hindu studies, ritual studies, Asian religion, and South Asian studies.
Download or read book Rituals of the Past PDF or another Format written by Silvana Rosenfeld and published by University Press of Colorado. This book was released on 2017-03-15 with total page 335 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rituals of the Past explores the various approaches archaeologists use to identify ritual in the material record and discusses the influence ritual had on the formation, reproduction, and transformation of community life in past Andean societies. A diverse group of established and rising scholars from across the globe investigates how ritual influenced, permeated, and altered political authority, economic production, shamanic practice, landscape cognition, and religion in the Andes over a period of three thousand years. Contributors deal with theoretical and methodological concerns including non-human and human agency; the development and maintenance of political and religious authority, ideology, cosmologies, and social memory; and relationships with ritual action. The authors use a diverse array of archaeological, ethnographic, and linguistic data and historical documents to demonstrate the role ritual played in prehispanic, colonial, and post-colonial Andean societies throughout the regions of Peru, Chile, Bolivia, and Argentina. By providing a diachronic and widely regional perspective, Rituals of the Past shows how ritual is vital to understanding many aspects of the formation, reproduction, and change of past lifeways in Andean societies. Contributors: Sarah Abraham, Carlos Angiorama, Florencia Avila, Camila Capriata Estrada, David Chicoine, Daniel Contreras, Matthew Edwards, Francesca Fernandini, Matthew Helmer, Hugo Ikehara, Enrique Lopez-Hurtado, Jerry Moore, Axel Nielsen, Yoshio Onuki, John Rick, Mario Ruales, Koichiro Shibata, Hendrik Van Gijseghem, Rafael Vega-Centeno, Verity Whalen
Download or read book Zoroastrian Rituals in Context PDF or another Format written by Michael Stausberg and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2018-08-14 with total page 733 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rituals play a prominent role in Zoroastrianism, one of the oldest religious traditions of mankind. In this book, scholars from a broad range of disciplines make the first ever collective effort to discuss Zoroastrian rituals in different historical contexts and geographical settings.
Download or read book Theorizing Rituals PDF or another Format written by Jens Kreinath and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2007 with total page 573 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Volume two of Theorizing Rituals mainly consists of an annotated bibliography of more than 400 items covering those books, edited volumes and essays that are considered most relevant for the field of ritual theory. Instead of proposing yet another theory of ritual, the bibliography is a comprehensive monument documenting four decades of theorizing rituals.
Download or read book Encounter Never Ends, The PDF or another Format written by Isabelle Clark-Deces and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on with total page 156 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A reconsideration of the relationship between fieldwork and anthropological knowledge.
Author : Jens Kreinath
Publisher : BRILL
Release Date : 2007-09-24
ISBN 10 : 9789047421825
Pages : 596 pages
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Download or read book Theorizing Rituals, Volume 2: Annotated Bibliography of Ritual Theory, 1966-2005 PDF or another Format written by Jens Kreinath and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2007-09-24 with total page 596 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Volume two of Theorizing Rituals mainly consists of an annotated bibliography of more than 400 items covering those books, edited volumes and essays that are considered most relevant for the field of ritual theory.
Download or read book Efficacious Engagement PDF or another Format written by Kimberly Hope Belcher and published by Liturgical Press. This book was released on 2011-12-01 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The long-standing tradition of baptizing infants suggests that the sacraments plunge our bodies into salvation, so the revelation of God's love in the sacraments addresses the whole person, not the mind alone. In this work, the contemporary Roman Catholic rite of baptism for infants becomes a case study, manifesting the connections between the human body, the ecclesial body, and the Body of Christ. The sacramental life, for children as for adults, is an ongoing journey deeper into the life of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. By examining the church's practice of infant baptism, Kimberly Hope Belcher asks how human beings participate in God's life through the sacraments. Christian sacraments are embodied, cultural rituals performed by and for human beings. At the same time, the sacraments are God's gifts of grace, by which human beings enter into God's own life. In this study, contemporary ritual studies, sacramental theology, and trinitarian theology are used to explore how participation in the sacraments can be an efficacious engagement in God's life of love. Kimberly Hope Belcher is an assistant professor of theology at Saint John's University, where she teaches sacramental theology and ritual studies. She is a member of the North American Academy of Liturgy and writes for the liturgical blog Pray Tell.
Download or read book Ritual Matters PDF or another Format written by Ute Husken and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012-08-21 with total page 380 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the interaction of rituals and ritualised practices utilising a cross-cultural approach. It discusses whether and why rituals are important today, and why they are possibly even more relevant than before.
Download or read book The Limits of Meaning PDF or another Format written by Matthew Eric Engelke and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2006 with total page 239 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Too often, anthropological accounts of ritual leave readers with the impression that everything goes smoothly, that rituals are "meaningful events." But what happens when rituals fail, or when they seem "meaningless"? Drawing on research in the anthropology of Christianity from around the globe, the authors in this volume suggest that in order to analyze meaning productively, we need to consider its limits. This collection is a welcome new addition to the anthropology of religion, offering fresh debates on a classic topic and drawing attention to meaning in a way that other volumes have for key terms like "culture" and "fieldwork.
Download or read book The Dynamic Cosmos PDF or another Format written by Diana Espírito Santo and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-05-19 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edited volume applies the analytic notions of paradox and play to the ethnographic manifestation of spirits, angels, and demons in different locations around the world. The 10 case studies conceptualize the co-presence of humans and entities with terms that do not exclude spiritual reasoning on the one hand, and social explanations on the other. Through in-depth descriptions of localized possession cosmologies, the different chapters collectively propose path-breaking methodological directions in this field, which incorporate ethnographic theories of simultaneity into anthropological theories of religion, kinship, and ritual. Framed by an introduction written by the editors and an afterword by Michael Lambek, a leading authority in possessions studies, the volume contains cutting edge analyses that will provide readers with new tools to evaluate previously unstudied aspects of spirit possession; all of which stem from the fantastic forms of human movement that accompany the phenomenality of paradoxes in mundane reality.
Download or read book Contextualizing Jewish Temples PDF or another Format written by Tova Ganzel and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2020-11-23 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contextualizing Jewish Temples presents ten essays all written by specialists offering cross-disciplinary perspectives on the ancient Jewish temples and their contexts.