product description page
Emerging Ritual in Secular Societies : A Transdisciplinary Conversation (Paperback)
About this item
The growing absence of meaningful ritual in contemporary Western societies that has led to cohesive research of the history of ritualizing behaviour and traditional events in different cultures. The relatively new field of ritology which includes neuroscience, anthropology, cultural psychology, psychotherapy, and even art and performance, raises questions about the significance and practice of ritual today. While there is widespread literature on religious rites and practice, this book is the first of its kind to discuss the importance of secular rituals for cultural and personal growth. The contributors will provide an authoritative account of the science and history of rituals and their role in creating healthy societies in the modern age.
Number of Pages: 260
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub
Street Date: February 21, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-37-6144
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.