By Johanna Sumiala
This wide-ranging and obtainable booklet deals a stimulating creation to the sphere of media anthropology and the examine of non secular ritual. Johanna Sumiala explores the interweaving of rituals, communique and group. She makes use of the instruments of anthropological enquiry to check various media occasions, together with the demise of Michael Jackson, a royal marriage ceremony and the transgressive activities which happened in Abu Ghraib, and to appreciate the internal value of the media insurance of such occasions. The e-book bargains with theories of formality, media as ritual together with reception, construction and illustration, and rituals of demise within the media. will probably be worthwhile to scholars and students alike throughout media, faith and anthropology.
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