Communitas pp 43-54 | Cite as

Music and Sport: Being in the Zone

  • Edith Turner
Part of the Contemporary Anthropology of Religion book series (CAR)


We can find a key to the nature of communitas through the flow of music, one of the greatest endowments that gives joy. Linked to the phenomenon of the flow of music and its power to draw people together is the flow inherent in other collective arts and in skilled abilities such as the sporting genres. The phenomenon of flow is also termed, “being in the zone.” In both music and sport, the sense of an inner helping entity is sometimes strong.


Religious Experience Musical Sound Boring Realm Goose Bump Skilled Ability 
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© Edith Turner 2012

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