Religious Ritual in a Scientific Space: Festival Participation and the Integration of Outsiders

@article{Geraci2019ReligiousRI,
  title={Religious Ritual in a Scientific Space: Festival Participation and the Integration of Outsiders},
  author={R. Geraci},
  journal={Science, Technology, & Human Values},
  year={2019},
  volume={44},
  pages={965 - 993}
}
  • R. Geraci
  • Published 2019
  • Sociology
  • Science, Technology, & Human Values
  • An ethnographic approach to the South Indian festival Ayudha Puja reveals that the celebration plays a role in the construction of scientific communities. Ayudha Puja has the ability to absorb westerners, non-Hindus, and non-Brahmins into Indian science and engineering communities and is thus widely practiced in South Indian industry and academia. The practice of Ayudha Puja thus parallels what M. N. Srinivas labels “Sanskritization.” Within India, the process of Sanskritization refers to the… CONTINUE READING
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