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.

Explorer Travellers And Adventure Tourism

Author: Dr. Jennifer Laing
Publisher: Channel View Publications
ISBN: 1845414608
Size: 74.27 MB
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Explorer Travellers And Adventure Tourism from the Author: Dr. Jennifer Laing. This book examines the nexus between exploring and tourism and argues that exploration travel – based heavily on explorer narratives and the promises of personal challenges and change – is a major trend in future tourism. In particular, it analyses how romanticised myths of explorers form a foundation for how modern day tourists view travel and themselves. Its scope ranges from the 'Golden Age' of imperial explorers in the 19th and early 20th centuries, through the growth of adventure and extreme tourism, to possible future trends including space travel. The volume should appeal to researchers and students across a variety of disciplines, including tourism studies, sociology, geography and history.

Fodor S Chicago 2013

Author: Fodor's
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
ISBN: 0876371780
Size: 56.20 MB
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Fodor S Chicago 2013 from the Author: Fodor's. Fodor’s Chicago 2013 is the perfect companion for your trip to this quintessential American city. With colorful features and the most updated information, Fodor’s Chicago 2013 will help you get straight to the best of what this city has to offer, everything from art to architecture, to shopping, baseball, jazz, and the very best deep-dish pizza. Our in-depth coverage also includes top reasons to visit the culturally and historically rich suburbs of Chicago, including Frank Lloyd Wright’s Oak Park home studio, the Mallott Japanese Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden, and the Brookfield Zoo. Expanded Coverage: Includes new hotel and restaurant reviews throughout Chicago’s many exciting neighborhoods. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s Chicago offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. TripAdvisor Reviews: Our experts’ hotel selections are reinforced by the latest customer feedback from TripAdvisor. Travelers can book their Chicago stay with confidence, as only the best properties make the cut.

Folklore In Modern India

Author: Jawaharlal Handoo
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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.

State Of The World 2003

Author: The Worldwatch Institute
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1610916360
Size: 66.25 MB
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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.

Puppet Theater In Contemporary Indonesia

Author: Jan Mrázek
Publisher: Center for South East Asian Studies, The
ISBN: 9780891480846
Size: 18.17 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.

Festivals Tourism And Social Change

Author: David Picard
Publisher: Channel View Publications
ISBN: 9781845412678
Size: 80.45 MB
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Festivals Tourism And Social Change from the Author: David Picard. This book explores the links between tourism and festivals and the various ways in which each mobilises the other to make social realities meaningful. Drawing upon a series of international cases, festivals are examined as ways of responding to various forms of crisis - social, political, economic - and as a way of re-making and re-animating spaces and social life. Importantly, this book locates festivals in the constantly changing, socio-economic and political contexts that they always operate in and respond to - contexts that are both historical and modern at the same time. Tourism is bound closely together with such contexts; feeding and challenging festivals with audiences that are increasingly transient and transnational. Tourism interrogates notions of ritual and tradition, shapes new spaces and creates, and renews, relationships between participants and observers. No longer can we dismiss tourists simply as value neutral and crass consumers of spectacle, nor tourism as some inevitable commercial force. Tourism is increasingly complicit in the festival processes of re-invention, and in forming new patterns of social existence.


Author: John Rassias
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820481906
Size: 69.26 MB
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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.

Satisfying Zambian Hunger For Culture

Author: Mwizenge S. Tembo
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479702102
Size: 65.96 MB
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Satisfying Zambian Hunger For Culture from the Author: Mwizenge S. Tembo. The Southern African country of Zambia with 72 tribes has experienced tremendous social turmoil during the last 48 years. The 13 million citizens migrated into the cities and professionals immigrated and scattered abroad in a growing Diaspora. The diversity of the Zambian society and globalization has created a cultural crisis. “Satisfying Zambian Hunger for Culture” discusses social and political history, gender rites of passage, food, religion, witchcraft, and recommendations for contemporary life in the 21st century. The17 chapter book puts the diverse Zambian African tribal customs, culture and technology into the modern digital age.