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Ritual Theory, Ritual Practice

ISBN-10: 0199733627
ISBN-13: 9780199733620
Edition: 2010
Authors: Catherine Bell
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Description: Ritual studies today figures as a central element of religious discourse for many scholars around the world. Ritual Theory, Ritual Practice, Catherine Bell's sweeping and seminal work on the subject, helped legitimize the field. In this volume, Bell  More...

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List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/28/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Ritual studies today figures as a central element of religious discourse for many scholars around the world. Ritual Theory, Ritual Practice, Catherine Bell's sweeping and seminal work on the subject, helped legitimize the field. In this volume, Bell re-examines the issues, methods, and ramifications of our interest in ritual by concentrating on anthropology, sociology, and the history of religions. Now with a new foreword by Diane Jonte-Pace, Bell's work is a must-read forunderstanding the evolution of the field of ritual studies and its current state.

Catherine Bell has been involved in food for 20 years. In 1989, she established the Epicurean Workshop, a specialist cookware store & cooking school in Auckland, New Zealand. For much of the last ten years she has regularly taught classes both locally & internationally, & has written about food & cookery for a number of newspapers & magazines. She is a member of IACP & holds the qualification of Certified Culinary Professional.

Introduction
Notes
The Practice of Ritual Theory
Constructing Ritual
Constructing Meaning
Constructing Discourse
Notes
The Sense of Ritual
Action and Practice
The Ritual Body
Ritual Traditions and Systems
Notes
Ritual and Power
Ritual Control
Ritual, Belief, and Ideology
The Power of Ritualization
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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