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By P. Martinez, D. P. Martinez, Jan Van Bremen

Japan is likely one of the so much urbanised and industrialised nations on the earth. but the japanese proceed to education numerous spiritual rituals and ceremonies regardless of the high-tech, hugely regimented nature of jap society. Ceremony and formality in Japan makes a speciality of the normal and non secular elements of eastern society from an anthropological point of view, providing new fabric and making cross-cultural comparisons.
The chapters during this assortment conceal subject matters as different as funerals and mourning, sweeping, women's roles in ritual, the department of ceremonial meals into sour and candy, the historical past of a shrine, the taking part in of video games, the alternate of towels and the connection among rite and the place of work. The ebook offers an summary of the which means of culture, and appears on the approach within which new ceremonies have sprung up in altering situations, whereas previous ones were preserved, or have built new meanings.

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Maurice Bloch (1992) sees violence as an integral part of transition and other rites. Margaret Lock (1991) found that refusal to attend school takes ritual forms in Japan that entail a noted element of violence to self and others as a reaction to overdemanding rules imposed upon both children and parents. Generally, disembowelment (hara-kiri) is among the best-known rites of violence in Japan. Massimo Raveri pleads that other rites of violence should also be studied and from new vantage points: rites in religious and social movements which are fundamentally violent but also creative.

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