Cornell 1977, The Ritual Process Structure and Anti-Stucture, 222 Pages

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    In The Ritual Process: Structure and Anti-Structure, Victor Turner examines rituals of the Ndembu in Zambia and develops his now-famous concept of "Communitas." He characterizes it as an absolute inter-human relation beyond any form of structure. The Ritual Process has acquired the status of a small classic since these lectures were first published in 1969. Turner demonstrates how the analysis of ritual behavior and symbolism may be used as a key to understanding social structure and processes. He extends Van Gennep's notion of the "liminal phase" of rites of passage to a more general level, and applies it to gain understanding of a wide range of social phenomena. Once thought to be the "vestigial" organs of social conservatism, rituals are now seen as arenas in which social change may emerge and be absorbed into social practice.
    • Publisher : Routledge; 1st edition
    • Language : English
    • Paperback : 232 pages
    • ISBN-10 : 0202011909
    • ISBN-13 : 978-0202011905
    • Lexile measure : 1410L
    • Item Weight : 11.2 ounces
    • Dimensions : 6 x 0.53 x 9 inches
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