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Emotions in rituals and performances

Author: Axel Michaels; Christoph Wulf
Publisher: New Delhi : Routledge, 2012.
Series: South Asian and European perspectives on rituals and performativity
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The essays discuss the motivation for rituals; the healing function of emotions; the creation of new emotions through new media; the aspect of mimesis in the generation of feelings; individual, collective, and non-human emotions; the importance of trance and possession; staged emotions and emotions on stage; emotions in the context of martyrdom; emotions in Indian and Western dance traditions; emotions of love,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Congresses
Conference papers and proceedings
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Axel Michaels; Christoph Wulf
ISBN: 9780415523042 0415523044
OCLC Number: 758394376
Notes: On the
Description: x, 460 pages : illustrations, some color ; 25 cm
Contents: Performative tears: emotions in rituals and ritualized emotions / Axel Michaels --
The emotional meaning of ritual / Birgitt Röttger-Rössler --
Collective emotions in rituals: elicitation, transmission and a "Matthew-effect" / Christian von Scheve --
Memory, mimesis and the circulation of emotions in rituals / Christoph Wulf --
Interplay of emotions and rituals in religious ceremonies of Puṣṭimārga / Anand Mishra --
Rituals, knowledge, and method: the curious case of epistemological sanskritization / Sundar Sarukkai --
One nine-yard Sari, two elephants and ten sips of water: rituals and emotions at a south Indian Hindu temple / Ute Hüsken --
Trance in fire walking rituals of Goddess Tiraupati Amman̲: temples in Tamilnadu / M.D. Muthukumaraswamy --
Emotional detachment and expression in Garhwali possession rituals / William Sax --
Ritual virtuosity, emotions and feelings in Shamanic rituals in Nepal / Anne de Sales --
Emotion and healing rituals in Sri Lanka / Eva Ambos --
Aggression and obscenity: the annual annihilation of evil spirits on the occasion of the New Moon in August in Bhaktapur, Nepal / Niels Gutschow --
Social construction of "fear" in Isaki Amman cult / S. Simon John --
Gods going wild? Enacting loss of control in Tulu possession rituals: a photographic case study / Heidrun Brückner --
The Islamic passion story: emotions banned in Sunnism --
recovered in the Shi'ite martyr cult / Angelika Neuwirth --
The performance of contemporary Vedic sacrifices in private and public spheres of India / Christiane Brosius --
A note on learning to express and feel appropriate emotions in the adult way: observations of Monday morning school rituals in Germany and India / Iris Clemens --
Tonight: European rituals of initiation and the production of men / John Borneman --
Ritual in soccer / Gunter Gebauer --
Induction and control of emotions within family constellation workshops / Jan Weinhold and Jochen Schweitzer --
Emotions in Indian drama and dances / Fabrizia Baldissera --
Many "Kūṭiyāṭṭams": emotions and rituals in Kerala's Sakskrit Theatre between tradition and modernity / Heike Moser --
Animals as figurations of transformation in modern European dance / Gabriele Brandstetter --
The breast-feeding mother as icon and source of affect in visual practice --
a transcultural journey / Monica Juneja --
Ritual, mimesis and emotion: a post-colonial case / Alexander Henn.
Series Title: South Asian and European perspectives on rituals and performativity
Responsibility: editors Axel Michaels, Christoph Wulf.

Abstract:

The essays discuss the motivation for rituals; the healing function of emotions; the creation of new emotions through new media; the aspect of mimesis in the generation of feelings; individual, collective, and non-human emotions; the importance of trance and possession; staged emotions and emotions on stage; emotions in the context of martyrdom; emotions in Indian and Western dance traditions; emotions of love, sorrow, fear, aggression, and devotion. Furthermore, aesthetic and sensory dimensions, as well as emic concepts, of emotions in rituals are underscored as relevant in understanding social practice.

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