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Understanding Rituals

1st Edition

Edited by Daniel de Coppet


132 pages

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pub: 1992-10-29
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Understanding Rituals explores how ritual can be understood within the framework of contemporary social anthropology, and shows that ritual is now one of the most fertile fields of anthropological research. The contributors demonstrate how rituals create and maintain - or transform - a society's cultural identity and social relations. By examining specific rituals from various theoretical viewpoints, they reveal the ultimate and contradictory values to which each society as a whole is attached.

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European Association of Social Anthropologists

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General