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

Ronald L. Grimes


Much ritual studies scholarship still focuses on central religious rites. For this reason, this book argues, dominant theories, like the data they consider, remain stubbornly conservative. The book issues a challenge to these theories and to popular conceptions of ritual, collecting ten chapters originally published in widely varied sources across the previous five years. The book includes chapters that track ritual as it haunts the edges of cultural boundaries—ritual converging with theater, ritual on television, ritual at the edge of natural environments, and so on.

Keywords: ritual, religious rites, cultural boundaries, theater, television, natural environments

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195301441
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301441.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ronald L. Grimes, author
Wilfrid Laurier University

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