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Some Miscellaneous, More or Less Invented Experiences

Neil J. Smelser

in The Odyssey Experience

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780520258976
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520943421 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520258976.003.0005
Some Miscellaneous, More or Less Invented Experiences

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This chapter looks at various imaginary experiences, because they have something to do with the odyssey experiences. It can be induced here that there is an unavoidable classificatory messiness about odyssey experiences. Social scientific literature on ritual has conflicts when it comes to judgments. Ritual can be classified as odyssey experiences.

Keywords: imaginary; experiences; ritual; literature; scientific

Chapter.  6287 words. 

Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology

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