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Rite Out of Place: Ritual, Media, and the Arts

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Much ritual studies scholarship still focuses on central religious rites. For this reason, Grimes argues, dominant theories, like the data they consider, remain stubbornly conservative. This book issues a challenge to these theories and to popular conceptions of ritual. Rite Out of Place collects 10 revised essays originally published in widely varied sources across the ...more
Paperback, 199 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Rite out of Place; Ritual, Media, and the Arts
Ronald L. Grimes (2006)
Oxford University Press, New York

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“War-making is one of the most ritualized activities on earth, and the films are one of the most effective ways of ritualizing, even sacralizing, the process of becoming a citizen, inventing a hero, or destroying an enemy. How we ritualize acts of imagination declares whom we aspire to be and what costs we are willing to pay to enact this aspiration, so how we imagine ritual is
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Ron Grimes is a Professor Emeritus in Religion and Culture at Wilfrid Laurier University.
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