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By P. Martinez, D. P. Martinez, Jan Van Bremen

Japan is without doubt one of the such a lot urbanised and industrialised international locations on the planet. but the japanese proceed to guidance a number of non secular rituals and ceremonies regardless of the high-tech, hugely regimented nature of jap society. Ceremony and formality in Japan makes a speciality of the conventional and spiritual points of jap society from an anthropological viewpoint, featuring new fabric and making cross-cultural comparisons.
The chapters during this assortment disguise themes as assorted as funerals and mourning, sweeping, women's roles in ritual, the department of ceremonial meals into sour and candy, the heritage of a shrine, the enjoying of video games, the alternate of towels and the connection among rite and the office. The ebook presents an outline of the which means of culture, and appears on the manner during which new ceremonies have sprung up in altering conditions, whereas previous ones were preserved, or have built new meanings.

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These humble ascetics are an integral part of the history of a collective passage. 16 Ceremony and Ritual in Japan They make their appearance at sunset, to announce a dawn which they will never see’ (Raveri 1990:260). Schieffelin (1977) describes ritual performances in New Guinea given by visitors in the long houses of their hosts. The performers are made to suffer for the emotions they awake in their audience: the pain of the dancers and the sorrow of the lonely. Among the studies of violent rites is one of three incidents of ritual murder that occurred among Calvinists in The Netherlands this century.

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