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The Necessity of Theater: The Art of Watching and Being Watched

Paul Woodruff

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332001
eISBN:
9780199868186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332001.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The Necessity of Theater examines the whole art of theater, which teaches us how best to watch and be watched, and is as necessary to human life as language. We practice the art of ... More


The Kamar

S.C. Dube

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077312
eISBN:
9780199081158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077312.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book takes a comprehensive look at the Kamar tribe, an aboriginal tribe located within the Central Province (present day Chhattisgarh) of India. It presents an anthropological monograph on the ... More


 Introducing Possession

Emma Cohen

in The Mind Possessed: The Cognition of Spirit Possession in an Afro-Brazilian Religious Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195323351
eISBN:
9780199785575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323351.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The reader is introduced to possession, and many of the key “why” questions that the book addresses, through the description of a possession healing ceremony and to the principal ethnographic focus ... More


Rational Ritual: Culture, Coordination, and Common Knowledge

Michael Suk-Young Chwe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158280
eISBN:
9781400846436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158280.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Why do Internet, financial service, and beer commercials dominate Super Bowl advertising? How do political ceremonies establish authority? Why does repetition characterize anthems and ritual speech? ... More


The Basic Constitutional Rules: Influence and the Prerogative

Vernon Bogdanor

in The Monarchy and the Constitution

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293347
eISBN:
9780191598821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293348.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The office of head of state should be distinguished from that of head of government. The head of state has three main functions. First, there are constitutional functions, which today are primarily ... More


A King Travels: Festive Traditions in Late Medieval and Early Modern Spain

Teofilo F. Ruiz

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153575
eISBN:
9781400842247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153575.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book examines the scripting and performance of festivals in Spain between 1327 and 1620, offering an unprecedented look at the different types of festivals that were held in Iberia during this ... More


Ghost Marriages among the Singapore Chinese: (1955)*

Marjorie Topley

Jean DeBernardi (ed.)

in Cantonese Society in Hong Kong and Singapore: Gender, Religion, Medicine and Money

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028146
eISBN:
9789882206663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028146.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

There is a form of ghost marriage which exists among the Singapore Chinese and is known as Yin Ch'u (Ts'u)[Yinqu]. This takes place at a ceremony or group of ceremonies at which two deceased ... More


Vessels of Harnessed Fortune

Rebecca M. Empson

in Harnessing Fortune: Personhood, Memory and Place in Mongolia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264737
eISBN:
9780191753992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264737.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines practices by which a household manages its fortune through attention to its herds and in mountain ceremonies. These practices point to domestic ways of forging a sense of ... More


Nubian Ceremonial Life: Studies in Islamic Syncretism and Cultural Change

John G. Kennedy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774249556
eISBN:
9781617970955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774249556.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The building of Egypt's High Dam in the 1960s erased innumerable historic treasures, but it also forever obliterated the ancient land of a living people, the Nubians. In the period 1963–64, they were ... More


 Buddhist Rituals for Protecting the Country in Medieval Japan: Myōan Eisai's “Regulations of the Zen School”

Albert Welter

in Zen Ritual: Studies of Zen Theory in Practice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195304671
eISBN:
9780199866861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304671.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 3 provides a concrete analysis of Zen ritual in the earliest stages of Japanese Zen, including an important discussion of the reasons given for the practice of Zen ritual. This chapter ... More


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