The Anthropology of Collective Joy

  • Authors
  • Edith Turner

Part of the Contemporary Anthropology of Religion book series (CAR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Edith Turner
    Pages 1-11
  3. Edith Turner
    Pages 23-42
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    Pages 43-54
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    Pages 73-84
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    Pages 111-141
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    Pages 143-165
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    Pages 197-218
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 225-258

About this book


Communitas is inspired fellowship; a group's pleasure in sharing common experiences; being 'in the zone' - as in music, sport, and work; the sense felt by a group when their life together takes on full meaning. The experience of communitas, almost beyond strict definition and with almost endless variations, often appears unexpectedly.


anthropology clown experience festival history history of literature music natural history nature revolution

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