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Fiddling with Fiddler

Ronald L. Grimes

in Rite out of Place: Ritual, Media, and the Arts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195301441
eISBN:
9780199850952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301441.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter proposes a method for studying ritual in film by applying various kinds of ritual criticism to the wedding scene from the film Fiddler on the Roof. The film was used to provoke a debate ... More


Reading, Writing, and Mediatizing Ritual

Ronald L. Grimes

in The Craft of Ritual Studies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195301427
eISBN:
9780199369164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301427.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Method concerns not only what happens in the field, where living rituals are enacted, but also what happens before and after entering the field. Consequently, reading critically, writing ... More


The City in Late Antiquity: Where Have All the Demons Gone?

Dayna S. Kalleres

in City of Demons

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520276475
eISBN:
9780520956841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276475.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter presents the book’s framework as: (1) a new form of cultural history (animistic history of demons in the city or ecclesiastical authority); and (2) historiographical critique (why have ... More


Introduction

Axel Michaels

in Homo Ritualis: Hindu Ritual and Its Significance to Ritual Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190262624
eISBN:
9780190262655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262624.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The introduction deals with the variety of rituals in South Asia, the term homo ritualis, and the definition of “ritual” in comparison with various Sanskrit equivalents, It is argued that that ritual ... More


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