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The American ritual tapestry [electronic resource] : social rules and cultural meanings / edited by Mary Jo Deegan.

Contributor(s): Deegan, Mary Jo, 1946-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Contributions in sociology: no. 122.Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998Description: 1 online resource (viii, 181 p.).ISBN: 0313030006 (electronic bk.); 9780313030000 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): United States -- Social life and customs -- 1971- | Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Rites and ceremonies -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Social interaction -- United States -- History -- 20th century | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture | Populaire cultuur | Riten | Kultur | Soziale Norm | Aufsatzsammlung | USAGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: American ritual tapestry.DDC classification: 306/.0973 Other classification: 71.59 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Preface; I. INTRODUCTION; II. RACISM AS A CORE CODE IN AMERICAN RITUAL; III. SEXISM AS A CORE CODE IN AMERICAN RITUAL; IV. AMERICAN RITUALS AND GLOBALIZATION; V. AMERICAN RITUALS AND THE SACRED IN HYPER-MODERN SOCIETY; VI. RAPIDLY CHANGING AMERICAN RITUALS; Bibliography; Index; About the Contributors.
Summary: American rituals are vital to the creation and renewal of cultural meanings and rules for social interaction. These rituals are rooted in tradition yet are rapidly changing: a contradiction of hyper-modern society. This phenomenon was first explored by Professor Deegan in her 1989 study American Ritual Dramas. The theory examines both participatory rituals and mass-media rituals to show how everyday people become attached to and alienated from other rituals. Elaborating on the critical dramaturgy theory, the essays in this collection show how patterns can be changed to create a more emancipato.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [159]-172) and index.

Preface; I. INTRODUCTION; II. RACISM AS A CORE CODE IN AMERICAN RITUAL; III. SEXISM AS A CORE CODE IN AMERICAN RITUAL; IV. AMERICAN RITUALS AND GLOBALIZATION; V. AMERICAN RITUALS AND THE SACRED IN HYPER-MODERN SOCIETY; VI. RAPIDLY CHANGING AMERICAN RITUALS; Bibliography; Index; About the Contributors.

American rituals are vital to the creation and renewal of cultural meanings and rules for social interaction. These rituals are rooted in tradition yet are rapidly changing: a contradiction of hyper-modern society. This phenomenon was first explored by Professor Deegan in her 1989 study American Ritual Dramas. The theory examines both participatory rituals and mass-media rituals to show how everyday people become attached to and alienated from other rituals. Elaborating on the critical dramaturgy theory, the essays in this collection show how patterns can be changed to create a more emancipato.

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