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2. Puberty—body and brain changes

2. Puberty—body and brain changes  

Peter K. Smith

in Adolescence: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2016
Published Online: 
May 2016
eISBN: 
9780191785245
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199665563.003.0002
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9780199665563
2. Puberty—body and brain changes
4. Ritual and transformation

4. Ritual and transformation  

Barry Stephenson

in Ritual: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2015
Published Online: 
Feb 2015
eISBN: 
9780199394432
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199943524.003.0005
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chapter
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9780199943524
4. Ritual and transformation
4. Ceremonies, festivals, and rituals

4. Ceremonies, festivals, and rituals  

Jacob J. Olupọna

in African Religions: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2014
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Feb 2014
eISBN: 
9780199375264
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199790586.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199790586
4. Ceremonies, festivals, and rituals Abstract Ceremonies, festivals, and rituals embody, enact, and reinforce the sacred values communicated in myths. ‘Ceremonies, festivals, and rituals’ explains that rituals occur on calendrical cycles. They often dictate when the community honors a particular divinity or observes particular taboos. Community rituals may include agricultural rituals designed to persuade the gods to deliver rains and successful harvests and to guarantee healthy livestock. Other rituals include rites of passage, which mark personal transitions; funeral rites; and marriage rituals. African traditional religions usually feature festivals honoring divinities or cultural heroes. Festivals renew the bonds between ancestors and
7. A Drought in Bima: People and Their Gods

7. A Drought in Bima: People and Their Gods  

John Monaghan and Peter Just

in Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776335
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853462.003.0008
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9780192853462
7. A Drought in Bima: People and Their Gods
RitualA Very Short Introduction

Ritual: A Very Short Introduction  

Barry Stephenson

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2015
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Feb 2015
eISBN: 
9780199394432
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199943524.001.0001
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book
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9780199943524
A Very Short Introduction
African ReligionsA Very Short Introduction

African Religions: A Very Short Introduction  

Jacob K. Olupona

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2014
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Feb 2014
eISBN: 
9780199375264
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199790586.001.0001
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book
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9780199790586
A Very Short Introduction
5. Sacred arts and ritual performances

5. Sacred arts and ritual performances  

Jacob J. Olupọna

in African Religions: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2014
Published Online: 
Feb 2014
eISBN: 
9780199375264
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199790586.003.0005
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199790586
5. Sacred arts and ritual performances Abstract African visual and oral life are textured with religious meaning. In the contemporary period, African art objects are interpreted in the context of African's historical and cultural experiences. Even bodily comportment, dress, and grooming are influenced by religious ideals. In order to understand the true scope and significance of African art, it is necessary to understand how deeply influenced it is by religious conventions and meaning. The most common and well-known kinds of African arts are statuettes, figurines, and vessels. ‘Sacred arts and ritual performances’ discusses art in religious celebration, the intricate and

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