The American Ritual Tapestry: Social Rules and Cultural Meanings

The American Ritual Tapestry: Social Rules and Cultural Meanings

The American Ritual Tapestry: Social Rules and Cultural Meanings

The American Ritual Tapestry: Social Rules and Cultural Meanings

Synopsis

American rituals are a vital source of American ideas and action. Fast paced, flexible, and symbolically complex, American rituals are found everywhere: Christmas celebrations to hate crimes, science fiction, funerals, Disneyland, strip dancing and religion. As the essays illustrate, these rituals are rooted in tradition yet are rapidly changing: a contradiction of hyper-modern society.
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