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Dramas, Fields, and Metaphors: Symbolic Action in Human Society
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 inExpand
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The Ritual Process: Structure and Anti-Structure
In The Ritual Process: Structure and Anti-Structure, Victor Turner examines rituals of the Ndembu in Zambia and develops his now-famous concept of "Communitas". He characterises it as an absoluteExpand
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The Forest of Symbols: Aspects of Ndembu Ritual
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Liminal to Liminoid, in Play, Flow, and Ritual: An Essay in Comparative Symbology
First I will describe what 1 mean by "comparative symbology" and how, in a broad way, it differs from such disciplines as "semiotics" (or "semiology") and "symbolic anthropology," which are alsoExpand
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From ritual to theatre : the human seriousness of play
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, TurnerExpand
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From Ritual To Theatre
In what case do you like reading so much? What about the type of the from ritual to theatre book? The needs to read? Well, everybody has their own reason why should read some books. Mostly, it willExpand
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Image and Pilgrimage in Christian Culture: Anthropological Perspectives
Preface to the Paperback AdditionPreface1 - Introduction: Pilgrimage as Myth and History2 - Mexican Pilgrimages: Myth and History3 - St. Patrick's Purgatory: Religion and Nationalism in an ArchaicExpand
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