Book review: Ritual, media, and conflict
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Kreinath, Jens. 2014. Book review: Ritual, Media, and Conflict, written by Ronald L. Grimes, Ute Hüsken, Udo Simon, and Eric Venbrux, Numen, vol. 61:no. 2-3:pp 306 – 310
The edited volume Ritual, Media, and Conflict consists of nine contributions. Two of them -- the introduction and conclusion -- theoretically frame the themes and topics at issue. The remaining contributions are comprised of multi-authored case studies addressing different aspects of the theoretical configuration outlined in the title of this volume. The main question being presented is: "When ritual and media interact (either by the mediatization of ritual or the ritualization of media), how do patterns conflict change?" (back cover content). A substantial part of the introduction deals with this question, to which the case studies in the main body of the book contribute.
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