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The Resource Rituals and traditional events in the modern world, edited by Jennifer Laing and Warwick Frost

Rituals and traditional events in the modern world, edited by Jennifer Laing and Warwick Frost

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Rituals and traditional events in the modern world
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Rituals and traditional events in the modern world
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edited by Jennifer Laing and Warwick Frost
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eng
Summary
"Many events have evolved over centuries, drawing on local customs and conditions. However, as the world becomes increasingly globalised, traditional events and the identities they support are increasingly being challenged and rituals may be lost. Reacting against this trend towards homogeneity, communities strive to preserve and even recreate their traditional events, which may require rituals to be resurrected or reinvented for a new audience.The aim of this book is to explore the role of traditional events and rituals in the modern world. The 16 chapters cover a range of case studies of the performance of ritual through events, including their historical antecedents and development over time, as well as their role in society, link with identities both seemingly fixed and fluid and their continued relevance. The cases examined are not museum pieces, but rather vibrant festivals and events that continue to persist. Drawing on the power of history and cultural tradition, they are manifestations of heritage, existing in three temporalities: celebrating the past, occurring in the present and aiming to continue into and influence the future. Iconic events including Chinese New Year, Hogmanay and the New Orleans Mardi Gras are examined and examples are drawn from a diverse range of countries such as South Korea, China, Laos, the United States, Scotland, Italy, India and Haiti. This volume provides a deep understanding upon the role of tradition and ritual within events, from a global perspective and will be valuable reading for students, researchers and academics interested in events, heritage and culture"--
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Laing, Jennifer
  • Frost, Warwick
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  • Rites and ceremonies
  • Ritual
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Rituals and traditional events in the modern world, edited by Jennifer Laing and Warwick Frost
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
From Pre-Modern Rituals to Modern Events / Warwick Frost, Jennifer Laing -- 2 Ganesh Festival : A Ten Day Extravaganza, A Life Full of Meanings / Kiran Shinde -- Divali Festival in Mauritius : The Development of a Conceptual Framework for Understanding Attitudes Towards and Intentions to Celebrate Traditional Cultural Festivals / Haywantee Ramkissoon -- Transforming Tradition : Performing Wedding Ritual in Modern China / Yujie Zhu, Yu Hua -- Recreation of Traditional Ritual into Festival : The Case of Kangnung Danoje Festival in South Korea / Sunny Lee, Aise Kim -- Wishing You Health, Wealth, Success and Happiness : Exploring the Rituals and Traditions of Chinese New Year / Leanne White, Daniel Leung -- Catholic Processions in Macau / Ubaldino Couto -- Christmas Traditions : Pagan Roots, Invented Rites / Jennifer Laing, Warwick Frost -- Beyond the Masks : Continuity and Change in a Sardinian Rite / Monica Iorio, Geoffrey Wall -- Layers of Passage : The Ritual Performance and Liminal Bleed of the Beltane Fire Festival, Edinburgh / Ross Tinsley, Catherine Matheson -- Hogmanay Rituals : Scotland's New Year's Eve Celebrations / Elspeth Frew, Judith Mair -- Punishment and the Rite of Purification at the Angola Prison Rodeo / Mary Gould -- Mardi Gras Indians : Rituals of Resistance and Resilience in Changing Times / Sue Beeton -- Gender, Subversion and Ritual : Helldorado Days, Tombstone, Arizona / Warwick Frost, Jennifer Laing -- Voodoo in Haiti : A Religious Ceremony at the Service of the "Houngan" called "Tourism" / Hugues S{u2972}aphin, Emma Nolan -- Setting a Research Agenda for Rituals and Traditional Events / Jennifer Laing, Warwick Frost
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ocn881029493
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9780415707367
Label
Rituals and traditional events in the modern world, edited by Jennifer Laing and Warwick Frost
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
From Pre-Modern Rituals to Modern Events / Warwick Frost, Jennifer Laing -- 2 Ganesh Festival : A Ten Day Extravaganza, A Life Full of Meanings / Kiran Shinde -- Divali Festival in Mauritius : The Development of a Conceptual Framework for Understanding Attitudes Towards and Intentions to Celebrate Traditional Cultural Festivals / Haywantee Ramkissoon -- Transforming Tradition : Performing Wedding Ritual in Modern China / Yujie Zhu, Yu Hua -- Recreation of Traditional Ritual into Festival : The Case of Kangnung Danoje Festival in South Korea / Sunny Lee, Aise Kim -- Wishing You Health, Wealth, Success and Happiness : Exploring the Rituals and Traditions of Chinese New Year / Leanne White, Daniel Leung -- Catholic Processions in Macau / Ubaldino Couto -- Christmas Traditions : Pagan Roots, Invented Rites / Jennifer Laing, Warwick Frost -- Beyond the Masks : Continuity and Change in a Sardinian Rite / Monica Iorio, Geoffrey Wall -- Layers of Passage : The Ritual Performance and Liminal Bleed of the Beltane Fire Festival, Edinburgh / Ross Tinsley, Catherine Matheson -- Hogmanay Rituals : Scotland's New Year's Eve Celebrations / Elspeth Frew, Judith Mair -- Punishment and the Rite of Purification at the Angola Prison Rodeo / Mary Gould -- Mardi Gras Indians : Rituals of Resistance and Resilience in Changing Times / Sue Beeton -- Gender, Subversion and Ritual : Helldorado Days, Tombstone, Arizona / Warwick Frost, Jennifer Laing -- Voodoo in Haiti : A Religious Ceremony at the Service of the "Houngan" called "Tourism" / Hugues S{u2972}aphin, Emma Nolan -- Setting a Research Agenda for Rituals and Traditional Events / Jennifer Laing, Warwick Frost
Control code
ocn881029493
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9780415707367

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