Im tiefen Wald



Author: Adam Nevill

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641071224

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 4226

Eigentlich wollen Luke und seine Freunde bei einem Trekkingausflug durch die schwedische Wildnis nur den Problemen des Alltags entfliehen und an alte Zeiten anknüpfen. Doch als sie sich in den Wäldern verirren, entwickelt sich der harmlose Männerausflug zum Horrortrip: Ausgeweidete Tierkadaver und eine mysteriöse Ruine mitten im Wald jagen den vier Wanderern bereits erste Schauer über den Rücken, und schon bald bringt die nervliche Anspannung die dunkelsten Seiten in den Freunden hervor. Dabei hat der eigentliche Alptraum noch gar nicht begonnen ...

Ritual, Politics, and Power


Author: David I. Kertzer

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300043624

Category: Political Science

Page: 235

View: 9716

Examines the history and purpose of political rituals, discusses examples from Aztec cannibal rites to presidential inauguration, and argues that the use of ritual determines the success of political groups.

Ritual in Early Modern Europe


Author: Edward Muir

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521841535

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 6486

The comprehensive 2005 study of rituals in early modern Europe argues that between about 1400 and 1700 a revolution in ritual theory took place that utterly transformed concepts about time, the body, and the presence of spiritual forces in the world. Edward Muir draws on extensive historical research to emphasize the persistence of traditional Christian ritual practices even as educated elites attempted to privilege reason over passion, textual interpretation over ritual action, and moral rectitude over gaining access to supernatural powers. Edward Muir discusses wide ranging themes such as rites of passage, carnivalesque festivity, the rise of manners, Protestant and Catholic Reformations, the alleged anti-Christian rituals of Jews and witches. This edition examines the impact on the European understanding of ritual from the discoveries of new civilizations in the Americas and missionary efforts in China and adds more material about rituals peculiar to women.

Übergänge schaffen

Ritual und Performanz in der frühneuzeitlichen Militärgesellschaft


Author: Ralf Pröve

Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH

ISBN: 3847100238

Category: History

Page: 152

View: 6003

This collection of articles, combined with the sector of ritual search, tries to investigate the phenomenon of initiation rituals during the early modern ages. Our point of view has been very unusual so far but should help to gain new insights about the early modern society in the military. These articles investigate in detail what effect those rituals had in connection with group dynamics. Further more, it will be described how these rituals helped with day to day tasks as well as exceptional situations, like war. It should also be stated who actually initiated the rituals. The way this part of reasearch was approached should be seen as a first step into this kind of research fur the military during the early modern ages.


Perspectives and Dimensions


Author: Catherine Bell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199739471

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 1950

From handshakes and toasts to chant and genuflection, ritual pervades our social interactions and religious practices. Still, few of us could identify all of our daily and festal ritual behaviors, much less explain them to an outsider. Similarly, because of the variety of activities that qualify as ritual and their many contradictory yet, in many ways, equally legitimate interpretations, ritual seems to elude any systematic historical and comparative scrutiny. In this book, Catherine Bell offers a practical introduction to ritual practice and its study; she surveys the most influential theories of religion and ritual, the major categories of ritual activity, and the key debates that have shaped our understanding of ritualism. Bell refuses to nail down ritual with any one definition or understanding. Instead, her purpose is to reveal how definitions emerge and evolve and to help us become more familiar with the interplay of tradition, exigency, and self-expression that goes into constructing this complex social medium.

Bildung im Ritual

Schule, Familie, Jugend, Medien


Author: Christoph Wulf,Birgit Althans,Kathrin Audehm,Constanze Bausch,Benjamin Jörissen,Michael Göhlich,Anja Tervooren,Ruprecht Mattig,Monika Wagner-Willi,Jörg Zirfas

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322834204

Category: Education

Page: 413

View: 5401

In dieser ethnographisch angelegten Studie wird vom Schuleintrittsalter bis ins frühe Erwachsenenalter gezeigt, wie Bildungsprozesse durch und in Ritualen gestaltet werden.

Ritual, play, and performance

readings in the social sciences/theatre


Author: Richard Schechner,Mady Schuman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 230

View: 8770

"Schechner, R. Introduction: the fan and the web.--Ethology: Alland, A., Jr. The roots of art. Lorenz, K. Habit, ritual, and magic. Schaller, G. The chest-beating sequence of the mountain gorilla. Lawick-Goodall, J. V. The rain dance.--Play: Huizinga, J. Nature and significance of play as a cultural phenomenon. Bateson, G. A theory of play and fantasy. Levi-Strauss, C. The science of the concrete.--Ritual and performance in everyday life: Birdwhistell, R. L. It depends on the point of view. Goffman, E. Performances, Turner, V. Social dramas and ritual metaphors.--Shamanism, trance, meditation: Anisimov, A. F. The shaman's tent of the Evenks. Kirby, E. T. The shamanistic origins of popular entertainments. Belo, J. Trance experience in Bali.--Rites, ceremonies, performances: Gould, R. A. Desert rituals and the sacred life. Grotowski, J. The theatre's new testament. Schechner, R. From ritual to theatre and back."

Schooling as a Ritual Performance

Toward a Political Economy of Educational Symbols and Gestures


Author: Peter McLaren

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847691968

Category: Education

Page: 354

View: 5889

Written by one of the major world figures on the educational left, Schooling as a Ritual Performance is a pioneering study of the partnership between capitalism and religion and the educational offspring it produces.

Ritual and Religion in the Making of Humanity


Author: Roy A. Rappaport

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521296908

Category: Religion

Page: 535

View: 9321

Roy Rappaport argues that religion is central to the continuing evolution of life, although it has been been displaced from its original position of intellectual authority by the rise of modern science. His book, which could be construed as in some degree religious as well as about religion, insists that religion can and must be reconciled with science. Combining adaptive and cognitive approaches to the study of humankind, he mounts a comprehensive analysis of religion's evolutionary significance, seeing it as co-extensive with the invention of language and hence of culture as we know it. At the same time he assembles the fullest study yet of religion's main component, ritual, which constructs the conceptions which we take to be religious and has been central in the making of humanity's adaptation. The text amounts to a manual for effective ritual, illustrated by examples drawn from anthropology, history, philosophy, comparative religion, and elsewhere.


A Very Short Introduction


Author: Barry Stephenson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199943524

Category: Social Science

Page: 126

View: 8647

Ritual is part of what it means to be human. Like sports, music, and drama, ritual defines and enriches culture, putting those who practice it in touch with sources of value and meaning larger than themselves. Ritual is unavoidable, yet it holds a place in modern life that is decidedly ambiguous. What is ritual? What does it do? Is it useful? What are the various kinds of ritual? Is ritual tradition bound and conservative or innovative and transformational? Alongside description of a number of specific rites, this Very Short Introduction explores ritual from both theoretical and historical perspectives. Barry Stephenson focuses on the places where ritual touches everyday life: in politics and power; moments of transformation in the life cycle; as performance and embodiment. He also discusses the boundaries of ritual, and how and why certain behaviors have been studied as ritual while others have not. Stephenson shows how ritual is an important vehicle for group and identity formation; how it generates and transmits beliefs and values; how it can be used to exploit and oppress; and how it has served as a touchstone for thinking about cultural origins and historical change. Encompassing the breadth and depth of modern ritual studies, Barry Stephenson's Very Short Introduction also develops a narrative of ritual's place in social and cultural life. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Ritual, Images, and Daily Life

The Medieval Perspective


Author: Gerhard Jaritz

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643901135

Category: History

Page: 247

View: 2672

Medieval images and their content, intentions, and functions regularly followed specific strategies, rituals, and symbols of communication. This is true for religious as well as for secular images. One can recognize these strategies and rituals through analyzing the patterns that occur in the varieties of image construction, image space, image messages, and their perception. This book contains contributions by international specialists whose research interests concentrate on these patterns, the rituals associated with them, and the influences of these phenomena on the daily life of the image audience. (Series: History: Research and Science / Geschichte: Forschung und Wissenschaft - Vol. 39)

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion


Author: Timothy Insoll

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019923244X

Category: Religion

Page: 1108

View: 4528

A comprehensive overview, by period and region, of the archaeology of ritual and religion. The coverage is global, and extends from the earliest prehistory to modern times. Written by over sixty renowned specialists, the Handbook presents the very best in current scholarship, and will also stimulate further research.

Secular Ritual


Author: Sally Falk Moore,Barbara G. Myerhoff

Publisher: Uitgeverij Van Gorcum

ISBN: 9789023214571

Category: Social Science

Page: 293

View: 9456

Ritual and the Rood

Liturgical Images and the Old English Poems of the Dream of the Rood Tradition


Author: Éamonn Ó Carragáin

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802090089

Category: History

Page: 427

View: 1495

In bringing together these scattered witnesses to the sustained brilliance of Anglo-Saxon artistic achievement across several centuries, ?amonn ? Carrag?in has produced a study of great significance to Anglo-Saxon history.

Inventing Jewish Ritual


Author: Vanessa L. Ochs

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society

ISBN: 0827611188

Category: Religion

Page: 289

View: 4427

A celebration of innovation and creativity in Jewish ritual

Civic Ritual in Renaissance Venice


Author: Edward Muir

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691102009

Category: History

Page: 356

View: 9129

Myth of Venice - Myth and ritual - Government by ritual - Social relationships - Scuole - Cittadini - The golden book - Festivals in Renaissance Venice - Festival of the twelve Marys - Procession of Redentore - Feast of Saint Justina.

Ritual und Inszenierung

Geistliches und weltliches Drama des Mittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeit


Author: Hans-Joachim Ziegeler

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110911930

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 402

View: 4759

The volume contains papers on religious and secular drama in the Middle Ages and the early modern age presented at a symposium in Cologne and centering on plays in Latin, Middle High German, Early New German, Middle Low German, and Middle Dutch. A number of papers are devoted to forms of ritualization in pre-modern drama, others examine its relative proximity to liturgy and the (culturally and liturgically determined) sequence of the seasons, while others again engage with the staging of the plays in terms of their ambivalent attempts to appeal to the responsibility of the individual against the background of an ultimate authority, and to arouse and instrumentalize emotions. All in all, the papers discuss the proliferation of early forms of theatricality and in so doing resume a long overdue theoretical discussion initiated by Rainer Warning and centering on the genesis, function, and structure of medieval plays.

Architecture and Ritual in the Churches of Constantinople

Ninth to Fifteenth Centuries


Author: Vasileios Marinis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107040167

Category: Architecture

Page: 257

View: 9058

This book examines the interchange of architecture and ritual in the Middle and Late Byzantine churches of Constantinople (ninth to fifteenth centuries). It employs archaeological and archival data, hagiographic and historical sources, liturgical texts and commentaries, and monastic typika and testaments to integrate the architecture of the medieval churches of Constantinople with liturgical and extra-liturgical practices and their continuously evolving social and cultural context. The book argues against the approach that has dominated Byzantine studies: that of functional determinism, the view that architectural form always follows liturgical function. Instead, proceeding chapter by chapter through the spaces of the Byzantine church, it investigates how architecture responded to the exigencies of the rituals, and how church spaces eventually acquired new uses. The church building is described in the context of the culture and people whose needs it was continually adapted to serve. Rather than viewing churches as frozen in time (usually the time when the last brick was laid), this study argues that they were social constructs and so were never finished, but continually evolving.