Mustafa arıkan's Blog (2)

II. "ritual and resistance: Newroz"

It is my pleasure to tell you in a bit more about changes in material components of Newroz Celebrations. Forgive me please because I could answer your question lately. First of all, I think, in ritual studies material components of a ritual is generally  treated as a secondary element  of trying to understand a ritual in it's cultural context. Because explaining the symbolic structure of a ritual has vital importance for understanding ritual in it's habitat. Indeed it is highly necessary to…


Added by mustafa arıkan on September 28, 2013 at 7:28pm — 1 Comment

Ritual and Resistance

Newroz:  A resistance ritual

            Ritual is  the one of the basic practices of humankind. That’s why it is possible to witness rituals in every society both in our era and ancient times. While rituals can be seen in many periods and places, ritual as field of study is recent phenomenon. Analysis of a ritual with its symbolic pattern is central for most of ritual studies. For this reason, in many ritual…


Added by mustafa arıkan on September 19, 2013 at 8:42pm — 2 Comments


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