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LINGUIST List 24.3409

Fri Aug 30 2013

Books: Relational Rituals and Communication: Kádár

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 30-Aug-2013
From: Hattie Clarke <hattie.clarkepalgrave.com>
Subject: Relational Rituals and Communication: Kádár
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Title: Relational Rituals and Communication
Subtitle: Ritual Interaction in Groups
Published: 2013
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
                http://www.palgrave.com

Book URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=570081

Author: Dániel Zoltan Kádár
Hardback: ISBN: 9780230393042 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 50
Hardback: ISBN: 9780230393042 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 85
Abstract:

This book offers a ground-breaking, discourse-based framework of rituals, which draws on multiple research disciplines. By examining data from different languages and cultures, it explores the way in which groups of people work out their interpersonal relationships by performing rituals, and compares such in-group ritual practices with other forms of rituality. The cutting-edge theory proposed captures ritual as a relational action constructed in interaction through pre-existing patterns, and it overviews ritual from various perspectives such as history, culture and cognition. Stereotypically, English and other Western languages are thought of as languages which have dispensed with rituals, as ritual is popularly defined as a solemn, and often religious, act. The present book challenges this concept: it shows that ritual is more present in our daily lives than we would normally think, and that it manifests itself in both constructive and destructive forms of behaviour.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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