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Rastafari: From Outcasts to Culture Bearers

Ennis Barrington Edmonds

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195133769
eISBN:
9780199834167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195133765.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Since its emergence in the margins of 1930s Jamaican society, Rastafari has moved to the forefront of Jamaican popular culture. This transition has been occasioned by Rastafari's own internal ... More


Content and Form: Some Considerations on Greek Festivals and Archaeology

J. Rasmus Brandt

in Greek and Roman Festivals: Content, Meaning, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199696093
eISBN:
9780191745744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696093.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, Archaeology: Classical

What can the material culture of Greek sanctuaries tell us on the one hand about ritual activities and on the other about civic concerns, social customs, and phenomena from which such activities ... More


Rituals of Control and Liberation

Edward E. Curtis

in Black Muslim Religion in the Nation of Islam, 1960–1975

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830543
eISBN:
9781469606088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877449_curtis.9
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter analyzes the ritual activities of the Nation of Islam. Drawing on selected oral-history interviews, memoirs, and ethnographic accounts of the movement, it attempts to show how these ... More


Seven Literacy, Orality, and Ritual Practice In Highland Colombia

Jonathan Boyarin

in The Ethnography of Reading

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079557
eISBN:
9780520913431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079557.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

In the native highland community of Cumbal, Colombia, leaders of the ethnic-rights movement use oral and written evidence in their construction of a communal history that is incorporated into their ... More


The Flamen and Flaminica Dialis

Meghan J. DiLuzio

in A Place at the Altar: Priestesses in Republican Rome

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169576
eISBN:
9781400883035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169576.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter shows that the flamen and flaminica Dialis served the gods together as priest and priestess of Jupiter. Until fairly recently, however, modern scholars have either denied or heavily ... More


Materials and Performances

Andrew Meirion Jones

in Prehistoric Materialities: Becoming Material in Prehistoric Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199556427
eISBN:
9780191804380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199556427.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the issue of performance and its relation to monumentality, focusing on ritual activity at the Neolithic Causewayed Enclosures of southern England, and the nature and sequence ... More


The World of Ancient Greco­Roman Magic

Radcliffe G. Edmonds III

in Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691156934
eISBN:
9780691186092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156934.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses the world of ancient Greco-Roman magic. When approaching the evidence from the ancient Greco-Roman world for ritualized action, one must analyze not only what kind of evidence ... More


Early Mississippian in the North Carolina Piedmont

Edmond A. Boudreaux III

in Mississippian Beginnings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781683400103
eISBN:
9781683400318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400103.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The topic of Mississippian origins in the North Carolina Piedmont has received very little attention from archaeologists since the 1950s. This chapter pulls together information from multiple sites, ... More


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