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Ritual, Media, and Conflict: An Introduction

Ronald L. Grimes

in Ritual, Media, and Conflict

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199735235
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199895175 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735235.003.0001

Series: Oxford Ritual Studies Series

Ritual, Media, and Conflict: An Introduction

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By discussing key definitions and functions of ritual, this chapter-length introduction frames the case studies that follow it. The chapter first chronicles the complex process of trying to work as an international team to refine research questions and coauthor chapters. Then, the chapter lays out the problems involved in studying ritual’s relation to media. Finally, it sketches the issues that arise in studying ritual’s relation to conflict.

Keywords: ritual; media; conflict; iconic images; case studies

Chapter.  13729 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Religious Studies

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