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Ritual, Media, and Conflict

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by Eric Venbrux, Ronald L. Grimes, Udo Simon, Ute Husken

    • Authors

      Eric Venbrux +1

    • Book Format

      Paperback

    • Publisher

      Oxford University Press

    • Published

      May 2011

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      Although conflict is a normal aspect of human life, mass media technologies are changing the dynamics of conflict and shaping strategies for deploying rituals. Rituals can provoke or escalate conflict; they can also mediate it. Media representations have long been instrumental in establishing, maintaining, and challenging political and economic power, as well as in determining the nature of religious practice. This collection of essays emerged from a two-year project based on collaboration between the Faculty of Religious Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands and the Ritual Dynamics Collaborative Research Center at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. Here, an interdisciplinary team of twenty-four scholars locates, describes, and explores cases in which media-driven rituals or ritually saturated media instigate, disseminate, or escalate conflict. Each chapter, built around global and local examples of ritualized, mediatized conflict, is multi-authored. The book's central question is: "When ritual and media interact (either by the mediatizing of ritual or by the ritualizing of media), how do the patterns of conflict change?"

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      • Authors

        Eric Venbrux +1

      • Book Format

        Paperback

      • Publisher

        Oxford University Press

      • Published

        May 2011

      • Weight

        432g

      • Page Count

        320

      • Dimensions

        155 x 232 x 23 mm

      • ISBN

        9780199735549

      • ISBN-10

        0199735549

      • Eden Code

        3656569

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      • ISBN: 9780199735549

      • Publisher: Oxford University Press

      • Release Date: May 2011

      • Weight: 432g

      • Dimensions: 155 x 232 x 23 mm

      • Eden Code: 3656569


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