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Ritual and event : interdisciplinary perspectives

Author: Mark Franko
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.
Series: Routledge advances in theatre and performance studies, 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Catastrophic contemporary events challenge ritual's power to reconcile and heal the destitute, disenfranchised, and dying. The essays in this book reasses and revise the traditionally understood relationships between ritual and politics, ritual and everyday life, ritual and art making, and ritual and disaster in the post-Hiroshima, HIV/AIDS, 9/11 era. The contributions range in subject matter from choreography,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Franko
ISBN: 9780415701815 0415701813
OCLC Number: 69241422
Description: ix, 190 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : eventful knowledge and the post-ritual turn / Mark Franko --
Critical historiographies/new formations --
Going back to Bateson : towards a semiotics of (post-ritual) performance / Sally A. Ness --
Performative interventions : African community theatre in the age of AIDS / Ola Johansson --
Ritually failing : Turner's theatrical communitas / Andrew C. Wegley --
Situation and event : the destinations of sense / Tyrus Miller --
Case studies from the performative and visual archives --
The terrorist event / Bill Nichols --
Gojira vs. godzilla: catastrophic allegories / Aaron Kerner --
Given movement : dance and the event / Mark Franko --
Illness as danced urban ritual / Janice Ross --
Post-colonial torture : rituals of viewing at Abu Ghraib / Catherine M. Soussloff.
Series Title: Routledge advances in theatre and performance studies, 7.
Responsibility: edited by Mark Franko.
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Ritual can be encountered in the midst of catastrophic and transforming events. The essays collected here reassess relationships between ritual and politics, ritual and everyday life, ritual and art  Read more...

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