Ritual and Democracy Protests, Publics and Performances

Ritual and Democracy explores the complex intersections of ritual and democracy in a range of contemporary, cultural and geographic contexts.

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About the book

This transdisciplinary and theoretically innovative volume emerged out of a workshop held at the Open University in London, organized as part of the inter­national research project, “Reassembling Democracy: Ritual as Cultural Resource”, funded by the Norwegian Research Council and led by Jone Salomonsen. The seven research-led chapters presented here document entanglements of the religious and the secular in political assembly and iconoclastic protest, of affect and belonging in pilgrimage and church ritual, and politics and identity in performances of self and culture. Across the essays emerges a conception of ritual less as scripts for generating stability than as improvisational spaces and as catalysts for change.


Sarah M. Pike, Jone Salomonsen and Paul-Francois Tremlett

More information about the book can be found at Equinox Publishing.

Published Nov. 20, 2020 1:14 PM - Last modified Nov. 20, 2020 1:14 PM