Performance, Media, Identity
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Recasting Ritual by Felicia Hughes-Freeland
Book DescriptionRecasting Ritual explores how ritualized action diversifies in response to varying cultural, political and physical contexts. The contributors look at how issues such as globalisation and technology affect ritual performance and how minorities often utilise performances to affirm their own identites while also speaking to outsiders. The contributors examine the relationship between ritual meaning and social identity through case-studies drawn from the Pacific, Scandinavia, the Mediterranean, Latin America, Indonesia, and East and West Africa. Study of the theoretical underpinnings of social action affirms the independence of anthropology as a discipline from cultural, media and performance studies, according it a distinctive role in elucidating contemporary and emergent human conditions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415182799
(216mm x 138mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Sep-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Felicia Hughes-Freeland
Recasting Ritual, Paperback (September 1998)
Recasting Ritual, uses worldwide case studies to explore how ritualized action changes in response to varying cultural, political and physical contexts.
Ritual, Performance, Media, Paperback (November 1997)
Ritual, performance and media are significant areas of study which are essential to anthropology. This text brings an anthropological perspective to debates about media consumption, performativity and the characteristics of spectacle which have transformed cultural studies over the past decade.
Practising Feminism, Paperback (December 1995)» View all books by Felicia Hughes-Freeland
In Practising Feminisms contributors drawn from a wide range of backgrounds in anthropology, sociology and social psychology, explore different ways of practising feminisms and their effect on gendered identities.
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