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dc.contributor.authorPatel, Umesh Yogesh
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T21:03:33Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T21:03:33Z
dc.date.issued2013-05
dc.identifier.otherpatel_umesh_y_201305_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/patel_umesh_y_201305_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/28864
dc.description.abstractUtilizing accounts compiled by other researchers and information obtained through field research, I explore the ways in which ritual serves particular religions and the individuals involved. Beginning with a broad understanding of ritual presented by Catherine Bell, subsequent chapters explore rituals by practitioners of Cuban Santería, Brazilian Candomblé, Haitian Vodou, and Shi’a Islam. The initiation rituals of African Derived Religions are approached from an outsider perspective while the Ashura rituals of Shi’a Islam take a far more personal approach.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectRitual
dc.subjectAfrican Traditional Religion
dc.subjectYoruba
dc.subjectCuban Santería
dc.subjectBrazilian Candomblé
dc.subjectHaitian Vodou
dc.subjectShi’a
dc.subjectMuharram
dc.subjectAshura
dc.subjectKarbala
dc.titleTurning towards home
dc.title.alternativedefining "home" through ritual studies
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentReligion
dc.description.majorReligion
dc.description.advisorCarolyn Jones-Medine
dc.description.committeeCarolyn Jones-Medine
dc.description.committeeKenneth Honerkamp
dc.description.committeeSimon Aderibigbe


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