Rite Out of Place: Ritual, Media, and the Arts / Edition 1

Rite Out of Place: Ritual, Media, and the Arts / Edition 1

by Ronald L. Grimes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195301455

ISBN-13: 9780195301458

Pub. Date: 04/29/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Much ritual studies scholarship still focuses on central religious rites. For this reason, Grimes argues, dominant theories, like the data they consider, remain stubbornly conservative. This book issues a challenge to these theories and to popular conceptions of ritual. Rite Out of Place collects 10 revised essays originally published in widely varied sources

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Much ritual studies scholarship still focuses on central religious rites. For this reason, Grimes argues, dominant theories, like the data they consider, remain stubbornly conservative. This book issues a challenge to these theories and to popular conceptions of ritual. Rite Out of Place collects 10 revised essays originally published in widely varied sources across the past five years. Grimes has selected for inclusion those essays that track ritual as it haunts the edges of cultural boundaries-ritual converging with theater, ritual on television, ritual at the edge of natural environments and so on. The writing is non-technical, and the implied audience is sufficiently broad than any educated person interested in religion and public life should find it intelligible and engaging.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195301458
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/29/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IRitual in mediated space
1Ritual and the media3
2Documenting ritual15
3Shooting rites27
4Fiddling with fiddler39
Pt. IIRitual in classroom and conceptual space
5Ritual in the classroom61
6Ritualizing September 1173
7Sequestering sacred space87
8Putting space in its place101
Pt. IIIRitual in environmental space
9The barn and the lab117
10Ritual theory and the environment131
11Performance is currency147

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