Ritual and Its Consequences: An Essay on the Limits of Sincerity

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This pioneering, interdisciplinary work shows how rituals allow us to live in a perennially imperfect world. Drawing on a variety of cultural settings, the authors utilize psychoanalytic and anthropological perspectives to describe how ritual--like play--creates "as if" worlds, rooted in the imaginative capacity of the human mind to create a subjunctive universe. The ability to cross between imagined worlds is central to the human capacity for empathy. Ritual, they claim, defines the boundaries of these imagined worlds, ...

Ritual and Its Consequences: An Essay on the Limits of Sincerity 2008, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195336016

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Ritual and It's Consequences: An Essay on the Limits of Sincerity 2008, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195336009

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