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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
Published Online: 
Feb 2014
eISBN: 
9780199375264
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199790586.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199790586
Ceremonies, festivals, and rituals embody, enact, and reinforce the sacred values communicated in myths. ‘Ceremonies, festivals, and rituals’ explains that rituals occur on calendrical ... More
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
There are many rites that traffic in symbols and processes of transformation: healing rites, funerary rites, magic, sacrifice, rites of inversion, and rites of passage. Ritual theorists ... More
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
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May 2016
eISBN: 
9780191785245
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199665563.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199665563
As children become teenagers, their bodies change dramatically. An obvious change is the growth spurt, but the young person also becomes reproductively mature and there are significant ... More
African Religions: A Very Short Introduction

African Religions: A Very Short Introduction  

Jacob K. Olupona

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2014
Published Online: 
Feb 2014
eISBN: 
9780199375264
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199790586.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199790586
African Religions: A Very Short Introduction offers a wide-ranging look at the myriad indigenous religious traditions on the African continent, drawing on archeological ... More
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
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 ... More
Ritual: A Very Short Introduction

Ritual: A Very Short Introduction  

Barry Stephenson

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2015
Published Online: 
Feb 2015
eISBN: 
9780199394432
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199943524.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199943524
Ritual is part of what it means to be human. It defines and enriches culture, but what is ritual? What are the various kinds of ritual? Is ritual tradition bound and conservative or ... More
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
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776335
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853462.003.0008
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192853462
‘Drought in Bima’ uses the differing responses of the Dou Donggo and Bimanese to the drought crisis on Sumbawa in 1982 to illustrate the complex interplay between religion and society. ... More

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