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Race and Civil Repair (2): The Civil Rights Movement and Communicative Solidarity

Jeffrey C. Alexander

in The Civil Sphere

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195162509
eISBN:
9780199943364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162509.003.0028
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter focuses on the white journalists who worked for progressive newspapers and magazines. From the beginning, there was a symbiotic interaction between the social dramas staged by civil ... More


The State Funeral as a Social Drama

Avner Ben-Amos

in Funerals, Politics, and Memory in Modern France, 1789–1996

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203285
eISBN:
9780191675836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203285.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The analysis of the major state funerals by which the Third Republic honoured its distinguished citizens shows that the event of the funeral did not simply correspond to the ceremony. The actual rite ... More


Victor Turner’s ‘voyage of discovery’

Richard Werbner

in Anthropology after Gluckman: The Manchester School, colonial and postcolonial transformations

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526138002
eISBN:
9781526155498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526138019.00014
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter traces the emergence and wider reception of Victor Turner’s ethnography, arguments and dominant ideas, including the social drama, liminality and communitas; and also his remarkable ... More


Reproducing Misfortune through Mess

Angela McMillan Howell

in Raised Up Down Yonder: Growing Up Black in Rural Alabama

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617038815
eISBN:
9781621039761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038815.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter focuses on “mess,” a local linguistic and cultural metaphor associated with black youth of Hamilton, Alabama. Mess is more than just a novel indigenous term; it also helped to preserve ... More


Building Jerusalem: The General Strike as social drama

Rachelle Hope Saltzman

in A Lark for the Sake of Their Country: The 1926 General Strike Volunteers in Folklore and Memory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780719079771
eISBN:
9781781704080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079771.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

“Building Jerusalem: The General Strike as Social Drama” details how the 1926 General Strike functioned as the watershed event for Labour and union politics in the first half of the twentieth ... More


Social Drama at Macro and Micro Levels: The Fractal Control of Dissent

Michael McDevitt

in Where Ideas Go to Die: The Fate of Intellect in American Journalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190869953
eISBN:
9780197519448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190869953.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 6 applies social drama—adapted from the anthropology of Victor Turner—to portray media ritual in punishment of an intellectual breach. The transgression occurred when Ward Churchill, a ... More


The Tipping of Classrooms, Teachers Left Behind

Bowen Paulle

in Toxic Schools: High-Poverty Education in New York and Amsterdam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226066387
eISBN:
9780226066554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226066554.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Secondary Education

The final empirical chapter addresses the incalculable inefficiency and patterned social dramas emerging inside classrooms. While zooming in on how students get swept up in (or are forced to witness) ... More


Victor Turner and Edith Turner

Timothy Larsen

in The Slain God: Anthropologists and the Christian Faith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199657872
eISBN:
9780191785573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657872.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

Victor Turner (1920–1983) and his wife Edith Turner (1921– ) did fieldwork together among the Ndembu of what was then Northern Rhodesia. Victor was awarded a PhD from the University of Manchester and ... More


While the City Sleeps

Samm Deighan

in M

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325772
eISBN:
9781800342422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325772.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter scrutinizes the city in Fritz Lang's M, which suggests that the city itself is a product of modernity and is somehow responsible for madness, moral evil, and the existence of a monster ... More


“Love, Let Me Sing You”: The Liminality of Song and Dance in LaChiusa’s Bernarda Alba (2006)

Matthew Lockitt

in Gestures of Music Theater: The Performativity of Song and Dance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199997152
eISBN:
9780199348572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199997152.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular, Dance

Michael John LaChiusa utilizes the musical theater’s two primary song forms, the book and the diegetic song, in his 2006 musical Bernarda Alba. Song and dance are purported to be functional elements ... More


Scandal: Cultivating Competition

Mukulika Banerjee

in Cultivating Democracy: Politics and Citizenship in Agrarian India

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780197601860
eISBN:
9780197601907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197601860.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 3 presents the first of the four “events” presented in this book. It outlines the happenings of a “scandal” that was caused by the Comrade’s intervention in a sexual affair between two ... More


Staging Laughter and Tears: Libanius, Chrysostom and the Riot of the Statues

Jan R. Stenger

in Greek Laughter and Tears: Antiquity and After

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474403795
eISBN:
9781474435130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403795.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The Riot of the Statues in 387 CE was a decisive moment in the history of Antioch in Syria. After the revolt, tears and public lamentations took over, as the inhabitants awaited imperial punishment. ... More


Introduction

Rosario Forlenza

in On the Edge of Democracy: Italy, 1943-1948

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198817444
eISBN:
9780191859045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817444.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

The Introduction presents an outline of the book, its sources and empirical material, and its theoretical and methodological approach, which rests on the key concept of meaning formation in ... More


On the Edge of Democracy: Italy, 1943-1948

Rosario Forlenza

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198817444
eISBN:
9780191859045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817444.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This book links the emergence of democracy in Italy after World War II to human experiences and the symbolic formation of meaning in a time of political and existential uncertainty. Between 1943 and ... More


The Creation of Consensus

Clifford Ando

in Imperial Ideology and Provincial Loyalty in the Roman Empire

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220676
eISBN:
9780520923720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220676.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter examines the process of creating consensus in the Roman Empire. It investigates three social dramas that implicitly or explicitly invoked and expressed the consensus of the provincials ... More


Establishing Communitas: Royal Rites of Military Loyalty and Their Socio-Religious Function

Rüdiger Schmitt

in Ritual Violence in the Hebrew Bible: New Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190249588
eISBN:
9780190249601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190249588.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Biblical texts such as 2 Sam 18:1–5, 2 Sam 19:6–9, and 1 Kgs 22:10–12 indicate that ritual actions whose aim is to establish or re-create communitas among the king, the army, and the population in ... More


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