Ritualization and Human Interiority

Clemens Cavallin

Clemens Cavallin

Distributed for Museum Tusculanum Press

130 pages | 5 3/4 x 8 1/4
Paper $17.00 ISBN: 9788763537346 Published August 2013 NFS UK, IRELAND, AND SCANDINAVIA
The word ritual often evokes images of outward social performances, whether austere physical gestures or exuberant pageants of song and dance. In Ritualization and Human Interiority, Clemens Cavallin examines the inward meaning of rituals, showing that ritual and many forms of interiorization are in fact interconnected processes providing ritual practices with a particular basic dynamism. Tying this notion into related topics, such as ritualization and modernity, Cavallin provides new insights into one of the human sciences’ central questions: the relationship between external social displays and internal personal acts.  
Contents

Acknowledgments

Abstract

Introduction

      Some methodological remarks

 

Chapter 1: Ritualization

      Abstract action

      Ritualization and discourse

      Ritual action semiotics

Chapter 2: Interiorization

      Internalization and externalization

      Spiritualization and materialization

      Interiorization of ritual efficacy

      The metaphorical nature of interiority

      Interiorization of ritual performance

      Interiorization of ritual effects

      Divine interiority

Chapter 3: The Interaction of Interiorization and Ritualization

      Exteriorization – Interiorization

      Internalization

      Deritualization

Chapter 4: Modernity and Deritualization

      Nominalism

      Interiorization in a wider sense

 

Bibliography

Index

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