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Lewis, John Lowell
The anthropology of cultural performance / J. Lowell Lewis
First edition
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  GN357 .L47 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Culture -- Semiotic models
Folklore -- Performance
Rites and ceremonies
Manners and customs
Physical Description xii, 189 pages ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-181) and index
Contents Special events and everyday life -- Play as performance: exploring P/p relations -- Rituals and ritual-like genres -- Performative processes: types of P/p relations -- Embodiment, emplacement, and cultural process -- Problems in performance and cultural theory
Summary "Contemporary life in most large-scale societies is not truly cultural, in the strong sense, but rather merely 'culture-like.' Using a semeiotic phenomenological approach based on the work of philosopher C.S. Peirce, Lewis presents a framework for understanding performative events in any cultural life-world. By revisiting Victor Turner's work on ritual and engaging with those who have built upon his ideas, the book presents a program for making connections between intimate embodied habits and major cultural practices in a given social setting. Beginning with a distinction between special events and everyday life, Lewis examines fundamental event types including play, ritual, work, and carnival."--Publisher's website
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