Much ritual studies scholarship still focuses on central religious rites. For this reason, this book argues, dominant theories, like the data they consider, remain stubbornly conservative. The book issues a challenge to these theories and to popular conceptions of ritual, collecting ten chapters originally published in widely varied sources across the previous five years. The book includes chapters that track ritual as it haunts the edges of cultural boundaries—ritual converging with theater, ritual on television, ritual at the edge of natural environments, and so on.
|Print publication date: 2006||Print ISBN-13: 9780195301441|
|Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011||DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301441.001.0001|