Ritual: Perspectives and Dimensions

@inproceedings{Bell1997RitualPA,
  title={Ritual: Perspectives and Dimensions},
  author={C. Bell},
  year={1997}
}
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… Expand
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