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.'
  • ISBN13: 9780199341146
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)
  • Pubilcation Year: 2014
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00169
SeriesOxford Ritual Studies
Publication DateMarch 1, 2014

Ritual Textuality: Pattern and Motion in Performance

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