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Rites of Rulers, The : Ritual in Industrial Society - the Soviet Case

Lane, Christel

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ISBN 10: 0521283477 / ISBN 13: 9780521283472
Published by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge [Eng.] ; New York, 1981
Used Condition: Good Soft cover
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308 pages. Pictorial stiff wrappers. Spine slightly sunfaded, tape-residue on rear cover, else very good. Record # 453566. Bookseller Inventory # 453566

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Title: Rites of Rulers, The : Ritual in Industrial ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge [Eng.] ; New York

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: None

Edition: 1st Edition

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Although considerable attention has been paid to those cultural revolutions which result in fundamental social upheavals, the less spectacular silent cultural revolutions which leave the existing social structure intact, focusing instead on the behavioural dimension of ideology, have been neglected. In this book, which was originally published in 1981, Christel Lane examines such a silent revolution, exploring the ways in which it was achieved in the Soviet society of the time through the instrument of ritual. Dr Lane argues that ritual in the Soviet Union serves as a means of rendering sacred the existing social and political order; and her comparison of Soviet ritual with the rituals of other societies highlights the way in which ritual mirrors both the problematic social relations of society and political leaders' major concerns. This book will interest sociologists of religion, anthropologists, political sociologists, and Soviet studies.

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Christel Lane's book, originally published in 1981, examines the silent revolution and how it is achieved by rendering sacred the existing social and political order by the use of ritual. This book will interest sociologists of religion, anthropologists, political sociologists, and Soviet studies.

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