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The American Ritual Tapestry

Social Rules and Cultural Meanings

The American Ritual Tapestry( )
Author: Deegan, Mary Jo
Series title:Controversies in Science Ser.
ISBN:978-0-313-30465-1
Publication Date:Sep 1998
Publisher:ABC-CLIO, LLC
Imprint:Praeger
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $64.00
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American rituals are vital to the creation and renewal of cultural meanings and rules for social interaction. These rituals are rooted in tradition yet are rapidly changing: a contradiction of hyper-modern society. This phenomenon was first explored by Professor Deegan in her 1989 study American Ritual Dramas. The theory examines both participatory rituals and mass-media rituals to show how everyday people become attached to and alienated from other rituals. Elaborating on...
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