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Mock Ritual in the Modern Era

Reginald McGinnis & John Vignaux Smyth

Mock Ritual in the Modern Era

OXFORD RITUAL STUDIES SERIES

Mock Ritual in the Modern Era

OXFORD RITUAL STUDIES SERIES: Mock Ritual in the Modern Era

 

Mock Ritual in the Modern Era explores the complex interrelations between ritual and mockery. McGinnis and Smyth trace the evolution of "mock ritual' in various forms throughout the modern era, as found in literary, historical, and anthropological texts as well as encyclopedias, newspapers, and films.


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Mock Ritual in the Modern Era explores the complex interrelations between ritual and mockery, the latter of which is not infrequently the unofficial face of claims to rationality. McGinnis and Smyth consider how the mocking and parodying of ritual often associated with modern rationalism may itself become ritualized, and other ways in which supposedly sham ritual may survive its "outing." This volume traces the evolution of "mock ritual" in various forms
throughout the modern era, as found in literary, historical, and anthropological texts as well as encyclopedias, newspapers, and films.

Mock Ritual in the Modern Era places famous eighteenth- and nineteenth-century authors in dialogue with contemporary popular culture, from Diderot, Sterne, and Flaubert to the TV shows Survivor and Judge Judy, and from Voltaire to the Charlie Hebdo tragedy of 2015. Ritualistic and mock ritualistic aspects of comedy and ridicule are considered along with those, notably, of sexuality, medicine, art, education, and justice.


ISBN
9780197637432
Pagina's
256
Verschijnt
Serie
OXFORD RITUAL STUDIES SERIES
NUR
700
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP USA

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