Victor Turner Revisited

Victor Turner Revisited

Author: Bobby Chris Alexander

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ISBN: UOM:39015061869114

Category: History

Page: 191

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Victor Turner altered the way ritual is viewed, by emphasizing its role as an agent of social change rather than an agent for conserving the status quo. This book reconsiders and clarifies Turner's theory of ritual in response to its frequent misinterpretation and then demonstrates itsusefulness for interpreting such phenomena as ritual possession in a politically militant African-American Pentecostal congregation and the countercultural theatrical experiments of Jerzy Grotowski's Polish Laboratory Theater.
Victor Turner Revisited
Language: en
Pages: 191
Authors: Bobby Chris Alexander
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher:

Victor Turner altered the way ritual is viewed, by emphasizing its role as an agent of social change rather than an agent for conserving the status quo. This book reconsiders and clarifies Turner's theory of ritual in response to its frequent misinterpretation and then demonstrates itsusefulness for interpreting such phenomena
Boundaries of Our Habitations
Language: en
Pages: 215
Authors: Delwin Brown
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994-01-01 - Publisher: SUNY Press

Brown's theory of tradition stands on its own as a significant contribution to the academic study of religions, but it also provides the framework for a challenging critique of contemporary American theologies--conservative, liberal, and radical -- and the basis for a novel understanding of the significance of the racial/ethnic, feminist,
Ritual and Symbol in Peacebuilding
Language: en
Pages: 209
Authors: Lisa Schirch
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Kumarian Press

* Serves as a guide to using ritual acts in peacebuilding efforts * Abundant with examples of symbolic acts that aided the peace process Conflict is dramatic. In theater, literature, story telling, and news reporting, it is a powerful mechanism that draws attention, heightens the senses and evokes emotion. Schirch
The Slain God
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Timothy Larsen
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Throughout its entire history, the discipline of anthropology has been perceived as undermining, or even discrediting, Christian faith. Many of its most prominent theorists have been agnostics who assumed that ethnographic findings and theories had discredited religious beliefs. Despite being a major site of friction between faith and modern thought,
Beyond Pentecostalism
Language: en
Pages: 267
Authors: Wolfgang Vondey
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-09-23 - Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

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