Ritual Theory, Ritual Practice by Catherine Bell

Ritual Theory, Ritual Practice

byCatherine Bell

Paperback | January 11, 2010

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Ritual studies today figures as a central element of religious discourse for many scholars around the world. Ritual Theory, Ritual Practice, Catherine Bell's sweeping and seminal work on the subject, helped legitimize the field. In this volume, Bell re-examines the issues, methods, andramifications of our interest in ritual by concentrating on anthropology, sociology, and the history of religions. Now with a new foreword by Diane Jonte-Pace, Bell's work is a must-read for understanding the evolution of the field of ritual studies and its current state.

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Catherine Bell is Late Professor Emerita of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University.

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Title:Ritual Theory, Ritual PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 5.51 × 8.19 × 0.79 inPublished:January 11, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199733627

ISBN - 13:9780199733620

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Table of Contents

IntroductionPart I: The Practice of Ritual Theory1. Constructing Ritual2. Constructing Meaning3. Constructing DiscoursePart II: The Sense of Ritual4. Action and Practice5. The Ritual Body6. Ritual Traditions and SystemsPart III: Ritual and Power7. Ritual Control8. Ritual, Belief, and Ideology9. The Power of RitualizationBilbiographyIndex