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Voices of the Ritual

Nurit Stadler


Voices of the Ritual analyzes the revival of and manifestation of rituals at female saint shrines in the Holy Land. In the Middle East, a turbulent, often violent place, states tend to have no clear physical borders, and lands are constantly in flux. Here, groups with no voice in the political, cultural, media, and legal arenas look for alternative venues to voice their entitlements. Members of religious minorities employ rituals in various sacred places to claim their belonging to and appropriation of territory. What does this female ritualistic revival mean—politically, culturally, and spati ... More

Keywords: anthropology of religion, pilgrimage studies, ritual studies, religious studies, veneration of saints, female saints, scared places, Holy Land, Middle East, materiality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780197501306
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197501306.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nurit Stadler, author
Associate Professor, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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