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Turner, Victor W. (Victor Witter) 1920-1983

Works: 300 works in 1,234 publications in 14 languages and 22,001 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, wpr, Honoree
Classifications: GN473, 306.484
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The ritual process: structure and anti-structure by Victor W Turner( Book )

134 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author demonstrates how the analysis of ritual behavior and symbolism may be used as a key to understanding social structure and processes
Image and pilgrimage in Christian culture : anthropological perspectives by Victor W Turner( Book )

45 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1978 and hailed as ""an important foreshadowing of issues that have become prominent in more recent anthropology, "" this classic work examines the theological doctrines, popular notions, and corresponding symbols and images promoting and sustaining Christian pilgrimage. The text examines two major aspects of pilgrimage practice: the significance of context, or the theological conditions that give rise to pilgrimage and the folk traditions that enable worshippers to absorb the meaning of the event; and the images and symbols that embody the experience of pilgrimage and t
Revelation and divination in Ndembu ritual by Victor W Turner( Book )

21 editions published between 1975 and 2018 in English and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forest of symbols : aspects of Ndembu ritual by Victor W Turner( Book )

93 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A partir de un conjunto de informes etnográficos sobre el ritual de los ndembu, grupo del noroeste de Zambia, Turner logra en este libro una perfecta síntesis entre la reflexión teórica sobre el simbolismo y la brujería y la pura descripción de los aspectos del ritual. Su estudio posee dos virtudes raramente conjugadas: en el plano teórico es riguroso y sugestivo, y en el plano descriptivo resulta minucioso y original
Dramas, fields, and metaphors : symbolic action in human society by Victor W Turner( Book )

47 editions published between 1974 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Victor Turner is concerned with various kinds of social actions and how they relate to, and come to acquire meaning through, metaphors and paradigms in their actors' minds; how in certain circumstances new forms, new metaphors, new paradigms are generated. To describe and clarify these processes, he ranges widely in history and geography: from ancient society through the medieval period to modern revolutions, and over India, Africa, Europe, China, and Meso-America.Two chapters, which illustrate religious paradigms and political action, explore in detail the confrontation between Henry II and Thomas Becket and between Hidalgo, the Mexican liberator, and his former friends. Other essays deal with long-term religious processes, such as the Christian pilgrimage in Europe and the emergence of anti-caste movements in India. Finally, he directs his attention to other social phenomena such as transitional and marginal groups, hippies, and dissident religious sects, showing that in the very process of dying they give rise to new forms of social structure or revitalized versions of the old order
From ritual to theatre : the human seriousness of play by Victor W Turner( Book )

39 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How is social action related to aesthetics, and anthropology to theatre? What is the meaning of such concepts as "work," "play, "liminal," and "flow"? In this highly influential book, Turner elaborates on ritual and theatre, persona and individual, role-playing and performing, taking examples from American, European, and African societies for a greater understanding of culture and its symbols."--Back cover
The drums of affliction: a study of religious processes among the Ndembu of Zambia by Victor W Turner( Book )

54 editions published between 1968 and 2018 in English and French and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this study of the Ndembu of Zambia, ritual is examined under two aspects: as a regulator of social relations over time and as a system of symbols. Social life is thereby given direction and meaning. An extended case-study of a series of ritual performances in the life of a single village community is analysed in order to estimate the effects of participation in these symbolic events on its component groups and personalities
Political anthropology by American Anthropological Association( Book )

29 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Politics: a static network of structural and functional models? Is it a "given" set of rules, statuses and procedures? Or a dynamic process, a continuum related to the past as well as to the present and continually influenced by pressures within and outside of a society? Taking the latter view of the nature of political behavior, the editors of Political Anthropology here present an original compilation of papers that thoroughly assess contemporary anthropological research and theory on political phenomena and explore the sources and maintenance of political power. One of the aims of this book is to take tentative steps toward resolving the developing crisis by investigating the structure of political action revealed in empirical data. Within the general framework of political dynamics the book uses processes such as decision making, the judicial process, the disturbance and settlement of policy issues, the application of sanctions, and the outcome of disputes among other things. These items will find their places as components of phases in the major sequence. Investigating societies from Africa to Alaska, politics is shown to be a global phenomenon--a "human process of action" centering on the conflict between the "common good" and "interests of groups," and on the resolution or extension of that conflict by the religious, structural, sociocultural, and psychological pressures within and external to a social grouping. Essential reading for anyone concerned with the nature of political process, Political Anthropology presents a fresh, important and comprehensive overview of the "wind of change" currently abroad in the study of political behavior."--Provided by publisher
Celebration, studies in festivity and ritual by Smithsonian Institution( Book )

23 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and Chinese and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes material on ceremonial masks, Western Ashkenazic torah binders, Canela initiation festivals, potlatch ceremonies, Chamula carnivals, early 19th-century Protestant radicals, Penitentes, fiestas, and Juneteenth
Schism and continuity in an African society; a study of Ndembu village life by Victor W Turner( Book )

63 editions published between 1957 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book focuses on the village life of the Ndembu of Zambia who were then under British rule. The social constraints, such as the matrilineally-inherited headmanship system, and the various releases from these constraints, provoked periodic crises which caused great disruption and pain. These crises made visible the contradictions between the principles governing social life and the conflicts experienced between individuals and groups when enforcing these principles. Seven social dramas are discussed - all from one family over a period of twenty years -- each substantiated by sociological and demographic research. -- Publisher description
Between theater & anthropology by Richard Schechner( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For over two decades Richard Schechner has written about the theater in a manner which ignores the dreary convention of drama as literature and which instead draws attention to the physical fact of live performance. In his recent book, Between Theater and Anthropology, Schechner considers live events or aspects of live events which fall outside common Euro-American definitions of dramatic performance and theater. He broadens the idea of 'performance' to include a wide range of social, ritual, and media activities: East Indian ritual dancing, trance-inducing spiritual song, stories on the Six O'clock News, S/M parlors and sideshows, and numerous other paratheatrical events - scripted and un-scripted, ritual and aesthetic, domestic and exotic. The seven essays included in Between Theater and Anthropology do not build upon each other in a progressive fashion: instead they individually explore unorthodox performance modes proposed in the introductory chapter. This first chapter illuminates 'Points of Contact' between the studies of theater and anthropology. Theater people can help anthropologists identify what to look for in a training or performance situation; and anthropologists can help theater people see performances within the context of specific social systems
The Anthropology of experience( Book )

14 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fourteen authors, including many of the best-known scholars in the field, explore how people actually experience their culture and how those experiences are expressed in forms as varied as narrative, literary work, theater, carnival, ritual, reminiscence, and life review. Their studies will be of special interest for anyone working in anthropological theory, symbolic anthropology, and contemporary social and cultural anthropology, and useful as well for other social scientists, folklorists, literary theorists, and philosophers."--Back cover
On the edge of the bush : anthropology as experience by Victor W Turner( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anthropology of performance by Victor W Turner( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lozi peoples of north-western Rhodesia by Victor W Turner( Book )

35 editions published between 1952 and 2019 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Original Ttitle -- Original Copyright -- FOREWORD -- CONTENTS -- Grouping and Demography -- Nomenclature -- Barotseland -- Tribes of Barotseland -- Demographic data -- Labour migration -- Physical and mental characteristics -- Language -- Kololo -- Siluyi -- History and Traditions of Origin -- Physical Environment -- Physiography -- soil types -- rainfall -- temperature -- vegetation -- Main Features of Economy -- Production in the Flood Plain -- Animal husbandry -- Agriculture -- Fishing -- Hunting and Fowling -- Transhumance -- Trade -- indigenous system -- modem developments -- Sex Division of Labour -- Tribal and Regional Production -- Crafts -- Industries -- iron-working -- pottery -- woodwork -- basketry Matting -- dug-out canoes -- barges -- Clothing -- Granaries and Huts: building of huts -- Ornaments -- tattooing, tribal marks -- Musical instruments -- Social Structure and Political Organisation -- Class and Tribal divisions -- Slavery -- Kingship and Royal Family -- National and District capitals -- Secular and Ritual Royal villages -- The Sector system -- internal organisation of sector -- legal system -- storehouse system -- The Kuta and sub-councils -- Ngambela -- Nature of administrative system -- Modem political developments -- Local and Kinship Groupings -- Villages -- political and kinship links of villages -- village headman -- Kinship -- nomenclature -- Land Tenure -- Rights and obligations of the king -- Village land -- The Life Cycle -- Birth -- Initiation -- Marriage -- Death -- Burial -- Royal Funerals -- Religious and Magical Beliefs and Ritual -- The High God -- the ancestor cult -- royal ancestors -- commoner ancestors -- concept of the soul -- Sorcery -- exorcism -- divination -- amulets and charms -- Bibliography
Blazing the trail : way marks in the exploration of symbols by Victor W Turner( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victor Turner (1920-1983) stands as one of the leading anthropologists of the twentieth century, known especially for his work on the process of ritual. This new collection of Turner's writings gathers seven late pieces that reflect his thoughts on such subjects as pilgrimage, sacrifice, and liminal processes. In them he reveals his debt to Freud, his views on morality, and always his fascination with ritual. Representative of Turner's mature scholarship, these essays will be of interest to scholars in literature, mythology, and religion. With its emphasis on symbolic studies, Blazing the Trail serves as a companion volume to the earlier collection of Turner's essays On the Edge of the Bush (Arizona, 1986), which focused on process and performance. The present collection includes a biographical and critical essay by Edith Turner
The anthropology of performance by Victor W Turner( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Ritual : Struktur und Anti-Struktur by Victor W Turner( Book )

28 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chihamba, the white spirit : a ritual drama of the Ndembu by Victor W Turner( Book )

16 editions published between 1962 and 1969 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ndembu divination : its symbolism & techniques by Victor W Turner( Book )

17 editions published between 1961 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Revelation and divination in Ndembu ritual Dramas, fields, and metaphors : symbolic action in human society
Image and pilgrimage in Christian culture : anthropological perspectivesRevelation and divination in Ndembu ritualThe forest of symbols : aspects of Ndembu ritualDramas, fields, and metaphors : symbolic action in human societyFrom ritual to theatre : the human seriousness of playPolitical anthropologySchism and continuity in an African society; a study of Ndembu village lifeBetween theater & anthropology
Alternative Names
Tena, Weikeduo 1920-1983

Tėrner, V.

Tėrner, V. 1920-1983

Tėrner, V. (Viktor)

Tėrner, V. (Viktor), 1920-1983

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ויקטור טרנר

טורנר, ויקטור ויטר

טרנר, ויקטור

טרנר, ויקטור ויטר 1920-1983

ویکتور ترنر

터너, 빅터 1920-1983

터너, 빅터 W. 1920-1983

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ターナー, ヴィクター

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特纳, 维克多 1920-1983


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维克多特纳 1920-1983