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Title Ritual matters : dynamic dimensions in practice / editors, Christiane Brosius and Ute Husken.

Published Delhi : Routledge India ; London : Taylor & Francis [distributor], 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  203.8 RITU    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 403 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Change and stability of rituals : an introduction / Christiane Brosius and Ute Hüsken. Pt. 1. Rituals on the move. Staging ritual heritage : how rituals become theatre in Uttarakhand, India / Karin Polit -- Intiation, 're-birth', and the emergent congregation : an analysis of the Svadhyaya movement in western India / Anindita Chakrabarti -- Transferring and re-transferring religious practice : ISKCON between 'East' and 'West' / Frank Neubert -- Marginalised Islam : the transfer of rural rituals into urban and pluralist contexts and the emergence of transnational 'communities of practice' / Robert Langer -- Sunni concepts of ritual purity in a contemporary diaspora context / Udo Simon -- Old rituals for new threats : possession and healing in the cult of Śītalā / Fabrizio M. Ferrari -- Transfer of ritual in a local tradition : some observations / Barbara Schuler. Pt. 2. Psychological aspects of ritual. Uses of ritual / Sudhir Kakar -- Dynamic of emotions and dynamic of rituals : do emotions change ritual norms? / Angelos Chaniotis -- Rituals of possession / William Sax and Jan Weinhold -- Regarding ritual motivation matters : agency concealed or revealed / Fletcher DuBois, Rolf Verres and Jan Weinhold. Pt. 3. Ritual economy beyond the ritual frame. Power of ritual in marriage : a daughter's wedding in north-west India / Tulsi Patel -- Ritual economy and south Indian ritual practice / Ute Hüsken and K.K.A. Venkatachari -- Pt. 4. Media and sensual dimensions of ritual action. Ritual differs : beyond fixity and flexibility in south Indian Hindu ritual / Saskia Kersenboom -- 'Wedding design' online : transfer and transformation of ritual elements in the context of wedding rituals / Kerstin Radde-Antweiler -- Gender, generation and the public sphere : Islamic values and literary response / Susanne Enderwitz -- On the representative presence : the narrative of Devnārāyaṇ as a multimedia performance / Aditya Malik.
Summary Explores the interaction of rituals and ritualised practices utilising a cross-cultural approach. It discusses whether and why rituals are important today, and why they are possibly even more relevant than before.
Other author Brosius, Christiane, 1966-
Hüsken, Ute.
Subject Ritual.
ISBN 9780415553780 (hbk.)
0415553784 (hbk.)