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Rethinking PluralismRitual, Experience, and Ambiguity$
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Adam B. Seligman and Robert P. Weller

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199915262

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915262.001.0001

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Ritual and the Rhythms of Ambiguity

Ritual and the Rhythms of Ambiguity

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(p.93) 3 Ritual and the Rhythms of Ambiguity
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Rethinking Pluralism
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Adam B. Seligman

Robert P. Weller

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915262.003.0005

This chapter analyzes ritual’s ability simultaneously to create and to cross boundaries. It emphasizes in particular the way ritual defines social time through its rhythmic repetitions. Rituals define and bind things, people, times, and spaces. In doing so, they also forge links to what lies beyond their immediate fields. This chapter argues that rituals offer a way to live in a plural and hence also deeply ambiguous universe.

Keywords:   rhythm, ritual, repetition, time

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