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Body, performance, agency, and experience. (CD-ROM included).


Body, performance, agency, and experience. (CD-ROM included)

Ritual Dynamics and the Science of Ritual Conference. (2008: Heidelberg, Germany) Ed. by Axel Michaels et al.



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Ritual dynamics and the science of ritual; v.2


Five volumes present the proceeding of the Ritual Dynamics and the Science of Ritual conference, in Heidelberg September-October 2008. This second volume contains 34 papers on ritual and agency; ritual, performance, and event; the body and food in ritual; and the varieties of ritual experience. Among the topics are shifting agencies in Brazilian Umbanda rituals, representation of female figures of musicians in Greek Sicily from the sixth to the third centuries BC, awkwardness in mortuary rituals for body donors, living through ritual in the face of death, evolutionary origins of human ritual, and performing grief in formal and informal rituals at the Burning Man Festival. No index is provided.

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