Rituals And Traditional Events In The Modern World by Jennifer LaingRituals And Traditional Events In The Modern World by Jennifer Laing

Rituals And Traditional Events In The Modern World

EditorJennifer Laing, Warwick Frost

Hardcover | April 11, 2014

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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.

Jennifer Laingis a Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Events at La Trobe University. Her research interests include travel narratives; the role of events in society and heritage tourism. She has co-written books with Warwick Frost on the influence of books on travel, commemorative events and explorer travellers and adventure tourism.Warwic...
Title:Rituals And Traditional Events In The Modern WorldFormat:HardcoverDimensions:260 pages, 9.1 × 6.4 × 1 inPublished:April 11, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415707366

ISBN - 13:9780415707367

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Table of Contents

1. From Pre-Modern Rituals to Modern Events Warwick Frost and Jennifer Laing Section 1: Asia 2. Ganesh Festival: A Ten Day Extravaganza; A Life Full of MeaningsKiran Shinde  3. Divali Festival in Mauritius: The Development of a Conceptual Framework for Understanding Attitudes Towards and Intentions to Celebrate Traditional Cultural Festivals Haywantee Ramkissoon  4. Transforming Tradition: Performing Wedding Ritual in Modern ChinaYujie Zhu and Yu Hua  5. Recreation of Traditional Ritual into Festival: The Case of Kangnung Danoje Festival in South Korea Sunny Lee and Aise Kim  6. Wishing You Health, Wealth, Success and Happiness: Exploring the Rituals and Traditions of Chinese New Year Leanne White and Daniel Leung  7. Catholic Processions in Macau Ubaldino Couto Section 2: Europe  8. Christmas Traditions: Pagan Roots, Invented RitesJennifer Laing and Warwick Frost 9. Beyond the Masks: Continuity and Change in a Sardinian Rite Monica Iorio and Geoffrey Wall  10. Layers of Passage: The Ritual Performance and Liminal Bleed of the Beltane Fire Festival, EdinburghRoss Tinsley and Catherine Matheson  11. Hogmanay Rituals: Scotland's New Year's Eve CelebrationsElspeth Frew and Judith Mair Section 3: The Americas  12. Punishment and the Rite of Purification at the Angola Prison Rodeo Mary Gould  13. Mardi Gras Indians: Rituals of Resistance and Resilience in Changing TimesSue Beeton  14. Gender, Subversion and Ritual: Helldorado Days, Tombstone, ArizonaWarwick Frost and Jennifer Laing  15. Voodoo in Haiti: A Religious Ceremony at the Service of the 'Houngan' called 'Tourism'Hugues S'phin and Emma Nolan  16. Setting a Research Agenda for Rituals and Traditional Events Jennifer Laing and Warwick Frost