The Ritual Process: Structure and Anti-Structure

The Ritual Process: Structure and Anti-Structure

by Victor Witter Turner


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ISBN-13: 9780801491634
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 01/28/1977
Series: 9/8/1994
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 55.00(w) x 82.50(h) x 7.50(d)

About the Author

Victor Turner (1920-1983) was a research officer at the Rhodes-Livingstone Institute in Zambia, where he began what was to be a lifelong study of Ndembu village life, ritual, and symbolism. He taught at the University of Manchester from 1955 to 1963, when he moved to the United States. Turner served as professor of anthropology at Cornell University, 1964-1968. From 1968 to 1977, he was professor of anthropology and social thought at the University of Chicago, and then until the time of his death he was William R. Kenan Professor of Anthropology and Religion at the University of Virginia.

Roger Abrahams recently retired as director of the Center for Folklore and Ethnography at the University of Pennsylvania.

Alfred Harris was a professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Rochester. He served as the chair of the anthropology from 1964-1971 and he was well known for being the editor of the Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures.

Table of Contents

Planes of Classification in a Ritual of Life and Death
Paradoxes of Twinship in Ndembu Ritual
Liminality and Communitas
Communitas: Model and Process
Humility and Hierarchy: The Liminality of Status Elevation and Reversal
Bibliography 204(5)
Index 209

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