Victor Turner and Contemporary Cultural Performance

Victor Turner and Contemporary Cultural Performance

By: Graham St. John (editor)Hardback

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Upon the 25th anniversary of his passing, this collection addresses the wide application of Victor Turner's thought to cultural performance in the early 21st century. From anthropology, sociology, and religious studies to performance, cultural, and media studies, Turner's ideas have had a prodigious interdisciplinary impact. Examining his relevance in studies of performance and popular culture, media, and religion, along with the role of Edith Turner in the Turnerian project, contributors explore how these ideas have been re-engaged, renovated, and repurposed in studies of contemporary cultural performance.

About Author

Graham St John is a Research Associate at the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies at the University of Queensland and recent Resident Scholar at the School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Graham has published widely in the fields of anthropology, cultural, youth, and religious studies. He edited Rave Culture and Religion (Routledge, 2004), and authored Global Trance Culture: Religion, Technology and Psytrance (Blackwell, forthcoming).


Victor Turner and Contemporary Cultural Performance: An Introduction Graham St John PART I: PERFORMING CULTURE: RITUAL, DRAMA AND MEDIA Chapter 1. Toward a Unified Theory of Cultural Performance: A "Reconstructive Introduction" to Victor Turner J. Lowell Lewis Chapter 2. The Ritualization of Performance (Studies) Ian Maxwell Chapter 3. Performing "Sorry Business": Reconciliation and Redressive Action Michael Cohen, Paul Dwyer and Laura Ginters Chapter 4. Liminality in Media Studies: From Everyday Life to Media Events Mihai Coman Chapter 5. Social Drama in a Mediatized World: The Racist Murder of Stephen Lawrence Simon Cottle PART II POPULAR CULTURE AND RITES OF PASSAGE Chapter 6. Modern Sports: Liminal Ritual or Liminoid Leisure? Sharon Rowe Chapter 7. Trance Tribes and Dance Vibes: Victor Turner and Electronic Dance Music Culture Graham St John Chapter 8. Backpacking as a Contemporary Rite of Passage: Victor Turner and Youth Travel Practices Amie Matthews Chapter 9. Walking to Hill End with Victor Turner: A Theatre-Making Immersion Event Gerard Boland PART III: CONTEMPORARY PILGRIMAGE AND COMMUNITAS Chapter 10. Of Ordeals and Operas: Reflexive Ritualizing at the Burning Man Festival Lee Gilmore Chapter 11. "Shopping For A Self": Pilgrimage, Identity-Formation and Retail Therapy Justine Digance and Carole Cusack Chapter 12. Turner Meets Gandhi: Pilgrimage, Ritual and the Diffusion of Non-Violent Direct Action Sean Scalmer Chapter 13. Dramas, Fields, and 'Appropriate Education': The Ritual Process, Contestation, and Communitas for Parents of Special-Needs Children Margi Nowak PART IV: EDITH TURNER Chapter 14. An Interview with Edith Turner Matthew Engelke Chapter 15. Woman/women in "the Discourse of Man": Edie Turner and Victor Turner's Language of the Feminine Barbara Babcock Chapter 16. Faith and (Social) Science: Contrasting Victor and Edith Turner's Analysis of Spiritual Realities Douglas Ezzy Chapter 17. Challenging the Boundaries of Experience, Performance, and Consciousness: Edith Turner's Contributions to the Turnerian Project Jill Dubisch Notes on Contributors Bibliography Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781845454623
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9781845454623
  • weight: 626
  • ISBN10: 1845454626

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