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Published: 28 February 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007166-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0716-6
... healing, the chanting of Japanese mantra prayers, and the ritual cleaning of private and public urban spaces are all about. The entire movement can indeed be seen as a transnationally organized cleansing campaign. Driven, as it claims, by the messianic project to create paradise on earth, it is actively...
Published: 28 February 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007166-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0716-6
... characterized by high levels of private security, as well as multiple and plural religious processes and enchantment (Katsaura 2016) that shape and reshape urban space (Wilhelm- Solomon et al. 2016). In this chapter, I explore how religious rituals and rites, including cleansing cere- monies and funeral rites...
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375586-030
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7558-6
Published: 28 February 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009009-014
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0900-9
...CH.13 AT THE CORNER OF CHAOS AND DIVINE / BLACK RITUAL THEATER, PER FOR MANCE, AND POLITICS Nina Angela Mercer We cannot abdicate our culture to those who sit outside of us. We should guard and protect our culture viciously, and work juju on those who screw up. · larry neal I enter here, at the...
Published: 11 September 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009313-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0931-3
... follows a Korean ritual structure: summoning the memories and spirits of the ancestors, com- muning with them, and then releasing the spirits and purging pent-up emo- tions in the participants. The work itself will be a cleansing/purging ritual, Lee explained in an early interview about the piece, an...
Published: 16 August 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385516-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8551-6
... ISpeaking After Zarathustra ritual, epic, and philosophical forms of reason I shall declare to you in verse, not in non-verse, in total inspiration zoroaster, Yasna There is no lack of knowledge, said the guide, But then it is dispersed mongst all the folk firdausi, Shahnameh The...
Published: 15 May 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0924-5
... environment and animals. They held a Buddhist wildlife- releasing ritual activity outdoors. 4. Environmental Protection of the Mind program This program teaches Chan meditation, sutra- chanting, and physical exercise to help people cleanse their minds. They invited a professor of psychiatry and a...
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375586-045
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7558-6
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375586-041
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7558-6
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7558-6
Published: 15 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009245-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0924-5
... has much appeal as East- ern philosophy for a modern Western secular world. Similarly, the figure of the Daoist hermit who retreats to the mountains to engage in medi- tation and self- cultivation also appeals to a post- Reformation modernity that avoids ornate religious rituals and engages in forms...
Published: 24 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478008880-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0888-0
...Reporting on the Stars CHAPTER FOUR Red Carpet Rituals: Positionality and Power in a Surveilled Space At its mythical best, entertainment reporting involves dressing up for parties, receiving messengered envelopes with Governors Ball tick- ets, and schmoozing celebs over a glass of champagne. While...
Published: 06 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007579-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0757-9
... of the collective cleansing ritual by the society include drought, pandemics, calamity, and war. Here, I show how the filmic genre imagines a space where human political agency is almost nonexistent as men and women, through their behaviors, become animal- like. These figures in the film are re...
Published: 28 February 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0716-6
... in the church conveys one way in which ritual is enacted in order to create a sense of community and hope. The collective anticipation of fulfillment and the recounting of instances of fulfillment by members of the group are as important, if not more so, as the fulfillment itself. This is the...
Published: 28 February 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0716-6
... characterized by high levels of private security, as well as multiple and plural religious processes and enchantment (Katsaura 2016) that shape and reshape urban space (Wilhelm- Solomon et al. 2016). In this chapter, I explore how religious rituals and rites, including cleansing cere- monies and funeral rites...
Published: 28 February 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007166-017
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0716-6
... conversions (deliverance ritu- als), 244 45, 258; and the body, 251 52; of gang members, 256, 258 59; and love, 245; and moral breakdowns, 250; post- ritual, 253 59; ritual and emotion, 251; theo- logical basis, 251; and virtual space, 251 53; and vulnerability, 244 45, 253, 260 304 INDEX...
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By Naminata Diabate
Published: 06 March 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0757-9
... Ivoire, the Takumbeng in Cameroon, and the Usana in Senegal, despite the state s inabil- ity to secure legal or constitutional recognition for the women of these societies. Each society raises different questions and enables different insights, although the women s purification and cursing rituals are...
Published: 15 May 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0924-5
... (fengshui, lunar calendar festivals, ancestor worship, placating of ghosts, funerary rituals, and pilgrimage. These ritual practices are all part of the everyday lives of peasant communities, so we could also think of popu lar religion as a communal religion that is a local way of life (W. Tam 2011...
Published: 27 September 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005681-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0568-1
...E P I L O G U E Of Water and Land Yemaya, that broad expanse of Ocean, who lives on sea and on land has pushed past modernity s mode of reason and taken up temporary sojourn on the insides of this artificial enclosure, come to accept, to cleanse, to bless, to remind us that in the same way the...
Published: 15 May 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002666-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0266-6
... healing practices. Thus, contrary to conventional histories of exchange in precolonial Africa, which posit these as separate spheres, market and ritual transactions overlapped. Customers, traders, patients, healers, and specialists gave, used, and acquired medicinal ingredients and devices charged with...