What We Are Reading Today: The Politics of Ritual

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Arab News—article author: Arab NewsSat, 2023-03-18 01:27 Author: Molley Farneth “The Politics of Ritual” is a major new account of the political power of rituals. In this incisive and wide-ranging book, Molly Farneth argues that rituals are social practices in which people create, maintain, and transform themselves and their societies. Far from mere scripts or mechanical routines, rituals are dynamic activities bound up in processes of continuity and change.Main category: booksTags: What We Are Reading...

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