Ritual Textuality: Pattern and Motion in Performance

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    How do rituals achieve their effects? Matt Tomlinson approaches this classic question from a new angle, arguing that participants condition their own expectations of ritual success by interactively creating distinct textual patterns. He presents vivid examples from Fiji, ranging from a Pentecostal 'crusade' to missionary reports of 'happy deaths.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherOxford University Press
    Number of pages192
    ISBN (Print)9780199341146
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


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