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The Dysfunction of Ritual in Early Confucianism

Michael David Kaulana Ing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199924899
eISBN:
9780199980437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199924899.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book describes how early Confucians coped with situations where their rituals failed to achieve their intended aims. In contrast to most contemporary interpreters of Confucianism, the book ... More


Dynamics of Individual Appropriation

Jörg Rüpke

in On Roman Religion: Lived Religion and the Individual in Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704703
eISBN:
9781501706264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704703.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter focuses on ritual performance. An individual performance of a ritual was not merely a simple repetition of an eternally fixed formula, but rather the conscious attempt of a historical ... More


Ming Princes and Daoist Ritual

Richard G. Wang

in The Ming Prince and Daoism: Institutional Patronage of an Elite

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199767687
eISBN:
9780199950607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199767687.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 3 divides the Ming princes into three groups. The first group includes the princes who joined the Daoist order by receiving ordination or were initiated into the neidan lineages; they were ... More


The Masks of Modernism

W. Anthony Sheppard

in Revealing Masks: Exotic Influences and Ritualized Performance in Modernist Music Theater

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223028
eISBN:
9780520924741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223028.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Masks are fundamentally double in function, signification, and experience, serving simultaneously as tools for disguise and as markers of identity. Covering the face renders the individual performer ... More


Tales from the Jianghu

Avron Boretz

in Gods, Ghosts, and Gangsters: Ritual Violence, Martial Arts, and Masculinity on the Margins of Chinese Society

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833770
eISBN:
9780824870539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833770.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the jianghu and martial ritual performance troupes, and the critical importance of their historical and cultural affinity to the broader efficacy and meaning of Chinese popular ... More


Introduction

Karen G. Ruffle

in Gender, Sainthood, & Everyday Practice in South Asian Shiʿism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834756
eISBN:
9781469602981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877975_ruffle.5
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book is a multidisciplinary ethnographic study of how hagiographical texts and performance commemorating the Battle of Karbala shape both spiritual and everyday life and practice in an Indian ... More


Gender, Sainthood, & Everyday Practice in South Asian Shiʿism

Karen G. Ruffle

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834756
eISBN:
9781469602981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877975_ruffle
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This study of devotional hagiographical texts and contemporary ritual performances of the Shi'a of Hyderabad, India demonstrates how traditions of sainthood and localized cultural values shape gender ... More


Violence, Honor, and Manhood

Avron Boretz

in Gods, Ghosts, and Gangsters: Ritual Violence, Martial Arts, and Masculinity on the Margins of Chinese Society

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833770
eISBN:
9780824870539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833770.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter begins with a hypothetical encounter, a simple act of obeisance in a typical temple of popular religion. That the martial is so palpably present in even the simplest everyday rituals ... More


The Rituals of Wedding Shopping

Cele C. Otnes

in Cinderella Dreams: The Allure of the Lavish Wedding

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520236615
eISBN:
9780520937505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236615.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter takes a look at the various rituals of wedding shopping, showing that, in about half of couples, the groom will help with certain aspects of shopping, or in choosing the important ritual ... More


Chanting Torah

Jeffrey A. Summit

in Singing God's Words: The Performance of Biblical Chant in Contemporary Judaism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199844081
eISBN:
9780190497071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844081.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

Part I of this book places the act of reading Torah in a religious, historical and cultural context. Chanting is an inherent part of Jewish tradition. Special sections of Torah are read on various ... More


Development as Cosmogony: Ritual and Materialization

Diana Espírito Santo

in Developing the Dead: Mediumship and Selfhood in Cuban Espiritismo

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060781
eISBN:
9780813050850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060781.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter contains some of the book’s most central arguments, namely, those pertaining to the nature of knowledge, materiality, performance and mimesis in relation to the constitution, experience, ... More


. The Lucumí Religion and Its Music

Kenneth Schweitzer

in The Artistry of Afro-Cuban Batá Drumming: Aesthetics, Transmission, Bonding, and Creativity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036699
eISBN:
9781621030065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036699.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter first discusses Lucumí beliefs; instruments of the Lucumí religion; and the structure of a toque de santo and the role of money. Batá drumming events were organized around a concept ... More


Violence

James J. Broomall

in Private Confederacies: The Emotional Worlds of Southern Men as Citizens and Soldiers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469651989
eISBN:
9781469649771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651989.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In an effort to re-establish the pre-war paradigm of white mastery over black people, Confederate army veterans founded the Ku Klux Klan. In addition to stoking fear among the black citizenry, the ... More


The Ritual Interplay of Fire and Water in Hindu and Buddhist Tantras

Holly Grether (ed.)

in Homa Variations: The Study of Ritual Change across the Longue Durée

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199351572
eISBN:
9780199351602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351572.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the symbolic relations between fire and water in ritual performances of both Hindu and Buddhist tantric traditions. In one form or another, water appears both before and after ... More


Conclusion: Faces of the Gods

Avron Boretz

in Gods, Ghosts, and Gangsters: Ritual Violence, Martial Arts, and Masculinity on the Margins of Chinese Society

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833770
eISBN:
9780824870539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833770.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter returns to the initial question: What is actually happening in the act of martial ritual performance? It concludes that wu masculinity can be explained as a mode of cultural production, ... More


Homa Rituals in the Indian Kālacakra-tantra Tradition

Vesna A. Wallace (ed.)

in Homa Variations: The Study of Ritual Change across the Longue Durée

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199351572
eISBN:
9780199351602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351572.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Kālacakra-tantra is considered one of the most authoritative tantric traditions, and the chapter examines the homa as found in that tradition. Instructions for the construction of a ritual site ... More


The Price of Naming the Dead: Posthumous Precept Names and Critiques of Contemporary Japanese Buddhism

Stephen G. Covell

in Death and the Afterlife in Japanese Buddhism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832049
eISBN:
9780824869250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832049.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explains that urbanization, land shortages, displacement of the extended by nuclear families, and other factors have combined to challenge the Buddhist mortuary system. Specifically, it ... More


Privatization

Chad E. Seales

in The Secular Spectacle: Performing Religion in a Southern Town

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199860289
eISBN:
9780199351909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860289.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter returns to the ritual performance of the downtown parades, showing how white southerners privatized that public display to counter the contested racial integration of parade ... More


Tracing Wild’s Child Joe and Tracking the Hunter: An Examination of the Òrìsà Ochossi in Jazz

K. Zauditu-Selassie

in African Spiritual Traditions in the Novels of Toni Morrison

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033280
eISBN:
9780813039060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033280.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines the manifestation of Òrìsà Ochossi in Toni Morrison's novel Jazz. It explains Morrison's use of a set of distinctive epic characteristics and construction of the concept of ... More


Technology and the Transmission of Oral Tradition in the Contemporary Jewish Community

Jeffrey A. Summit

in Resounding Transcendence: Transitions in Music, Religion, and Ritual

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199737642
eISBN:
9780190490133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737642.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Performing Practice/Studies

In Judaism, scripture is chanted in the synagogue to re-enact the revelation of the Law on Mount Sinai. The musically nuanced performance of Torah requires readers to memorize the pronunciation of ... More


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