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Ritual theory, ritual practice, Catherine Bell

Label
Ritual theory, ritual practice
Title
Ritual theory, ritual practice
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Bell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Arguing that the concept of ritual is overdue for critical rethinking, Bell here offers a close theoretical analysis of recent developments in ritual studies, concentrating on anthropology, sociology, and history of religions. She begins by showing how discourse on ritual has served to generate and legitimate a limited and ultimately closed form of cultural analysis. She then proposes that so-called ritual activities be removed from their isolated position as special, paradigmatic acts and restored to the context of "social activity" in general. Using the term "ritualization" to describe ritual thus contextualized, she defines it as a culturally strategic way of acting. She goes on to show how this definition can serve to illuminate such classic issues in traditional ritual studies as belief, ideology, legitimation, and power
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bell, Catherine M.
Dewey number
291.3/8
Index
index present
LC call number
BL600
LC item number
.B46 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ritual
  • Anthropology
  • Ritos
  • Religiao (antropologia/sociologia)
  • Antropología
  • Rituel
  • Anthropologie
  • Riten
  • Macht
  • Ideologie
  • Rites et cérémonies
  • Anthropologie
  • Ritualisme
  • Rituel
Label
Ritual theory, ritual practice, Catherine Bell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-258) 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
Contents
I. The Practice of Ritual Theory. 1. Constructing Ritual. 2. Constructing Meaning. 3. Constructing Discourse. Notes -- II. The Sense of Ritual. 4. Action and Practice. 5. The Ritual Body. 6. Ritual Traditions and Systems. Notes -- III. Ritual and Power. 7. Ritual Control. 8. Ritual, Belief, and Ideology. 9. The Power of Ritualization. Notes
Control code
23651089
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 270 pages
Isbn
9780195076134
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
91016816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1413783
Label
Ritual theory, ritual practice, Catherine Bell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-258) 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
Contents
I. The Practice of Ritual Theory. 1. Constructing Ritual. 2. Constructing Meaning. 3. Constructing Discourse. Notes -- II. The Sense of Ritual. 4. Action and Practice. 5. The Ritual Body. 6. Ritual Traditions and Systems. Notes -- III. Ritual and Power. 7. Ritual Control. 8. Ritual, Belief, and Ideology. 9. The Power of Ritualization. Notes
Control code
23651089
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 270 pages
Isbn
9780195076134
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
91016816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1413783

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