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Celebrations of Identity: Multiple Voices in American Ritual Performance

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This volume celebrates the cultural diversity of the United States as it is articulated through ritual performance. It presents the diverse ways in which people choose to validate and perpetuate their cultural identity. The collection of essays invokes the state of critical self-awareness that is increasingly enlisted in multicultural discourse. This volume is an important addition to the literature on ritual in America and will be useful to anthropologists, sociologists, and researchers in social sciences and humanities because it explores all dimensions of ritual experience and provides new visions of American identity expressed through formalized festive events.

Synopsis:

This collection of essays explores a variety of ritual forms in contemporary American society, from funerals and inaugurations to drinking behavior and debutante coronations.

About the Author

PAMELA R. FRESE is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the College of Wooster in Ohio.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney

Acknowledgments

Introduction by Pamela R. Frese

Observing Meaning: Ritual Criticism, Interpretation, and Anthropological Fieldwork by Madeline Duntley

American Eskimos Celebrate the Whale: Structural Dichotomies and Spirit Identities Among the Inupiat of Alaska by Edith Turner

Sauerkraut and Souvlakia: Ethnic Festivals as Performances of Identity by John M. Coggeshall

Individual and Community in a Protestant Symbolic World: Presbyterian Belief, Ritual, and Experience in the American South by Gwen Kennedy Neville

The Ritual of Testifying in the Black Church by Jon Michael Spencer

Powwows, Parades, and Social Drama Among the Waccamaw Sioux by Patricia B. Lerch

Anglo-American Mortuary Complex and Cultural Heritage by Pamela R. Frese

Ritual Cycles of Exchange: The Process of Cultural Creation and Management in the U.S. Borderlands by Carlos G. Velez Ibanez

Ethnic Celebrations in Rural California: Punjabi-Mexicans and Others by Karen Leonard

Fishing and Drinking in Kodiak by Rachel Mason

Coronation in San Antonio: Class, Family, and the Individual by Michaele Thurgood Haynes

The Ritual Cycle of the American Monarch by J.R. McLeod

Index

About the Contributors

Product Details

ISBN:
9780897893350
Editor:
Frese, Pamela R.
Other:
Frese, Pamela R.
Other:
Frese, Pamela R.
Editor:
Frese, Pamela R.
Author:
Frese, Pamela
Author:
Frese, Pamela R.
Publisher:
Praeger
Location:
Westport, Conn. :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Rites and ceremonies
Subject:
Rites and ceremonies -- United States.
Subject:
Antropologia Cult Social
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
no. AK-RD-86-03
Publication Date:
19931031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
1.30 in.

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