Rational Ritual: Culture, Coordination, and Common Knowledge

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"Why do Internet, financial service, and beer commercials dominate Super Bowl advertising? How do political ceremonies establish authority? Why does repetition characterize anthems and ritual speech? Why were circular forms favored for public festivals during the French Revolution? This book answers these questions using a single concept: common knowledge." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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