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The craft of ritual studies

Author: Ronald L Grimes
Publisher: New York Oxford University Press 2014, 2014
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In religious studies, theory, and method research has long been embroiled in a polarized debate over scientific versus theological perspectives. Ronald L. Grimes shows that this debate has stagnated, due in part to a manner of theorizing too far removed from the study of actual religious practices. A worthwhile theory, according to Grimes, must be practice-oriented, and practices are most effectively studied by  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald L Grimes
ISBN: 9780195301427 0195301420 9780199369164 019936916X
OCLC Number: 869486355
Description: 1 online resource : Illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Figures ; Lists ; Videos and Online Materials ; Acknowledgements ; Introduction ; Part I Method ; 1 Performing Research and Teaching ; 2 Fieldworking Ritual ; 3 Reading, Writing, and Mediatizing Ritual ; Part II Case ; 4 Filming Fiesta ; 5 Framing Fiesta ; Part III Theory ; 6 Theorizing Ritual ; 7 Defining and Classifying Ritual ; 8 Mapping Ritual ; 9 Elements of Ritual ; 10 Dynamics of Ritual ; Glossary ; Sources Cited ; Notes ; Index
Responsibility: Ronald L. Grimes

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Ronald L. Grimes offers a systematic theory and method essential for the cross-cultural, interdisciplinary study of ritual enactments.  Read more...

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For anyone hoping to gain a foothold in ritual studies, this book offers the opportunity to learn from an expert scholar who wears his own learning with grace and wry humour. * Bridget Nichols, Read more...

 
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