Ritual, Performance, Media / Edition 1

Ritual, Performance, Media / Edition 1

by Felicia Hughes-Freeland, Association of Social Anthropologists of
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415163382

ISBN-13: 9780415163385

Pub. Date: 12/28/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Ritual, Performance and Media are significant areas of study which are essential to anthropology and are often surprisingly overlooked. This book brings a more anthropological perspective to debates about media consumption, performativity and the characteristics of spectacle which have transformed cultural studies over the past decade.  See more details below

Overview

Ritual, Performance and Media are significant areas of study which are essential to anthropology and are often surprisingly overlooked. This book brings a more anthropological perspective to debates about media consumption, performativity and the characteristics of spectacle which have transformed cultural studies over the past decade.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415163385
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Series:
ASA Monographs Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of contributors
Preface and acknowledgements
Introduction1
1Theatre as a site of passage: some reflections on the magic of acting29
2Performing pilgrimage: Walsingham and the ritual construction of irony46
3Ritual, performance and media urban contemporary shrine configurations in Benin City, Nigeria66
4From ritualization to performativity: the Concheros of Mexico85
5Perspectives towards ballet performance: exploring, repairing and maintaining frames104
6From ritual sacrifice to media commodity: anthropological and media constructions of the Spanish bullfight and the rise of women performers121
7'A oes heddwch?' Contesting meanings and identities in the Welsh National Esiteddfod141
8Macedonian culture and its audiences: an analysis of Before the Rain160
9Hard sell: commercial performance and the narration of the self177
10Problematizing performance194
11Bound and unbound entities: reflections on the ethnographic perspectives of anthropology vis-a-vis media and cultural studies208
Index229

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