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Homo ritualis : Hindu ritual and its significance for ritual theory, Axel Michaels

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Homo ritualis : Hindu ritual and its significance for ritual theory
Title
Homo ritualis
Title remainder
Hindu ritual and its significance for ritual theory
Statement of responsibility
Axel Michaels
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Are the richness and diversity of rituals and celebrations in South Asia unique? Can we speak of a homo ritualis when it comes to India or Hinduism? Are Indians or Hindus more involved in rituals than other people? If so, what makes them special? Homo Ritualis is the first book to present a Hindu theory of rituals. Based on extensive textual studies and field-work in Nepal and India, Axel Michaels argues that ritual is a distinctive way of acting, which, as in the theater, can be distinguished from other forms of action. The book analyzes ritual in these cultural-specific and religious contexts, taking into account how indigenous terms and theories affect and contribute to current ritual theory. It describes and investigates various forms of Hindu rituals and festivals, such as life-cycle rituals, the Vedic sacrifice, vows processions, and the worship of deities (puja). It also examines conceptual components of (Hindu) rituals such as framing, formality, modality, and theories of meaning"--
  • "This book describes and analyzes various forms of Hindu rituals and examines various conceptional components of (Hindu) rituals such as framing, formality modality and theories of meaning. It is asked how indigenous terms and notions of ritual modifies ritual theory. The book thus is the first attempt to present a Hindu theory of rituals"--
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Michaels, Axel
Dewey number
294.5/38
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL1226.2
LC item number
.M53 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford ritual studies
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  • Hinduism
  • RELIGION / Hinduism / Rituals & Practice
  • Hinduism
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Homo ritualis : Hindu ritual and its significance for ritual theory, Axel Michaels
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
932382743
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 372 pages
Isbn
9780190262631
Lccn
2015007754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)932382743
Label
Homo ritualis : Hindu ritual and its significance for ritual theory, Axel Michaels
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
932382743
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 372 pages
Isbn
9780190262631
Lccn
2015007754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)932382743

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