Rituals And Traditional Events In The Modern World

Author: Jennifer Laing
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134593201
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Rituals And Traditional Events In The Modern World from the Author: Jennifer Laing. Many events have evolved over centuries, drawing on local customs and conditions. However, as the world becomes increasingly globalised, traditional events and the identities they support are increasingly being challenged and rituals may be lost. Reacting against this trend towards homogeneity, communities strive to preserve and even recreate their traditional events, which may require rituals to be resurrected or reinvented for a new audience. The aim of this book is to explore the role of traditional events and rituals in the modern world. The 16 chapters cover a range of case studies of the performance of ritual through events, including their historical antecedents and development over time, as well as their role in society, link with identities both seemingly fixed and fluid and their continued relevance. The cases examined are not museum pieces, but rather vibrant festivals and events that continue to persist. Drawing on the power of history and cultural tradition, they are manifestations of heritage, existing in three temporalities: celebrating the past, occurring in the present and aiming to continue into and influence the future. Iconic events including Chinese New Year, Hogmanay and the New Orleans Mardi Gras are examined and examples are drawn from a diverse range of countries such as South Korea, China, Laos, the United States, Scotland, Italy, India and Haiti. This volume provides a deep understanding upon the role of tradition and ritual within events, from a global perspective and will be valuable reading for students, researchers and academics interested in events, heritage and culture.

Folklore In Modern India

Author: Jawaharlal Handoo
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Folklore In Modern India from the Author: Jawaharlal Handoo. Papers presented at the 11th Congress of the International Society for Folk-Narrative Research, held at Mysore in January 1995.

Puppet Theater In Contemporary Indonesia

Author: Jan Mrázek
Publisher: Center for South East Asian Studies, The
ISBN: 9780891480846
Size: 69.20 MB
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Puppet Theater In Contemporary Indonesia from the Author: Jan Mrázek. Solid and accessible scholarship about a multifaceted form of art.

State Of The World 2003

Author: The Worldwatch Institute
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1610916360
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State Of The World 2003 from the Author: The Worldwatch Institute. The challenges are still immense, of course, as the book also documents, but the building blocks for a historic reinvention of human civilization are now within reach.

Magic In The Modern World

Author: Edward Bever
Publisher: Magic in History
ISBN: 9780271077772
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Magic In The Modern World from the Author: Edward Bever. A collection of essays on various aspects of the position of magic in the modern world. Essays explore the ways in which modernity has been defined in explicit opposition to magic and superstition, and the ways in which modern proponents of magic have worked to legitimate their practices.

Successful Event Management

Author: Anton Shone
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9781844800766
Size: 73.18 MB
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Successful Event Management from the Author: Anton Shone. This is the essential guide for anyone who needs to know how to organize a special event?a festival, a celebration party, a media launch or an annual fete. The text contains clear, step-by-step guide including planning, budgeting, marketing and organization; a wide range of informative case studies from around Europe, including suggested websites and sources of reference material to consult and a set of useful planning forms to assist hose new to events organization. The authors? combination of industry experience, expertise and a lively approach makes this an ideal textbook for students of Events Management and related courses, as well as providing a valuable handbook for those new to organizing events. This is the essential guide for anyone who needs to know how to organize a special event?a festival, a celebration party, a media launch or an annual fete. The text contains clear, step-by-step guide including planning, budgeting, marketing and organization; a wide range of informative case studies from around Europe, including suggested websites and sources of reference material to consult and a set of useful planning forms to assist hose new to events organization. The authors? combination of industry experience, expertise and a lively approach makes this an ideal textbook for students of Events Management and related courses, as well as providing a valuable handbook for those new to organizing events.

Breakthrough

Author: John Rassias
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820481906
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Breakthrough from the Author: John Rassias. "Breakthrough: Essays and Vignettes in Honor of John A. Rassias" celebrates an outstanding educator who has revolutionized the art of learning languages. John A. Rassias' method breaks down the barriers and inhibitions people have in learning another language. In his forty-plus years of teaching, he has touched and transformed many lives. This book includes a personal interview with Rassias; a listing of his life accomplishments; an article by Rassias; and scholarly essays on his method of teaching languages, as well as scholarly essays on teaching languages in general. A large portion of this book consists of personal vignettes by some of the people Rassias has touched as a teacher, mentor, father, uncle, and friend.

Russia On The Eve Of Modernity

Author: Leonid Heretz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139470663
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Russia On The Eve Of Modernity from the Author: Leonid Heretz. Russia on the Eve of Modernity is a pioneering exploration of a world that has been largely destroyed by revolutionary upheavals and obscured in historical memory by scholarly focus on elites. Drawing on traditional religious texts, ethnographic materials and contemporary accounts, this book brings to light the ideas and perceptions of the ordinary Russian people of the towns and countryside who continued to live in a pre-modern, non-Western culture that showed great resilience to the very end of the Romanov Empire. Leonid Heretz offers an overview of traditional Russian understandings of the world and its workings, and shows popular responses to events from the assassination of Alexander II to the First World War. This history of ordinary Russians illuminates key themes ranging from peasant monarchism to apocalyptic responses to intrusions from the modern world and will appeal to scholars of Russian history and the history of religion in modern Europe.