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Ritual and Ceremony-LectureNotes 9-Sociology

We move on to consider exponents of what Bell refers to as “neofunctional systems analyses.” One of the chief exponents of this position is Roy Rappaport, who focuses largely on language. Functionalist Approaches to Ritual, neofunctional systems...

Ritual and Ceremony-LectureNotes 1-Sociology

Ritual, Ritualism, Interaction ritual chains, Definitions of Ritual, Action, Performance, Conscious, Voluntary, Noninstrumental, Irrational, Not Recreational,Collective, Social, Expressive of Social Relations, Subjunctive, Not Indicative,Effective...

Ritual and Ceremony-LectureNotes 2-Sociology

Defining Ritual, Habit and Routine, Insincere Public Performance, Empty Convention, Stylistic, Symbolic, Aesthetic Excess, Ritual, Myth, Ideology, Lying, Confusion, Ethological, Freudian, Sentiment and Solidarity, Maintenance of the Status Quo, So...

Ritual and Ceremony-LectureNotes 3-Sociology

Communication Theory and Ritual Problems, Ordering Effects of Ritual, Symbolic Effectivity is Real Effectivity, Socially Constructed Reality is Real Reality, Within the Limits of Communicative Effectiveness Ritual is a Strong Form, Symbolicity and...

Ritual and Ceremony-LectureNotes 7-Sociology

N some respects, Robertson Smith’s work on the social primacy of ritual suggested the presence of unconscious forces in shaping social behavior. The religious sacrifice and sharing of a totem animal by a whole tribe as a means of cementing the soc...

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