The Drums of Affliction: A Study of Religious Processes Among the Ndembu of Zambia

1st Edition

V. W. Turner

Routledge
May 1, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 360 Pages
ISBN 9781138598966 - CAT# K387720
Series: African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

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Summary

In this study of the Ndembu of Zambia, ritual is examined under two aspects: as a regulator of social relations over time and as a system of symbols. Social life is thereby given direction and meaning. An extended case-study of a series of ritual performances in the life of a single village community is analysed in order to estimate the effects of participation in these symbolic events on its component groups and personalities.

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