Coming of Age in Kelton

The Constraints on Gender Symbolism in Jewish Ritual
  • Riv-Ellen Prell-Foldes

Abstract

Societies and communities most often turn to ritual mechanisms and performances when enmeshed in conflicts that defy resolution. Both Victor Turner (1968) and Max Gluckman (1965) have argued, for example, that in stateless societies rituals remove conflict to a mystical plane, embracing the widest norms of unity and loyalty, in order to overcome crises that may not allow for resolution. Rituals might be understood as forms or mechanisms of redress particularly appropriate to either the types of conflict within groups that may grow out of contradictions in social organization, or types of groups that deny conflict in their ideologies (Moore and Myerhoff 1975).

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Hunt Arena Prep Heroine Alan 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Riv-Ellen Prell-Foldes
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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