Media and Ritual: Death, Community and Everyday Life

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This wide-ranging and accessible book offers a stimulating introduction to the field of media anthropology and the study of religious ritual. Johanna Sumiala explores the interweaving of rituals, communication and community. She uses the tools of anthropological enquiry to examine a variety of media events, including the death of Michael Jackson, a royal wedding and the transgressive actions which took place in Abu Ghraib, and to understand the inner significance of the media coverage of such events. The book deals with ...

Media and Ritual: Death, Community and Everyday Life 2012, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9780415684330

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