Matsuri and Religion: Complexity, Continuity, and creativity in Japanese Festivals

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Matsuri and Religion bespreekt heden en verleden rondom Japanse volksfeesten of festivals, zowel in de stad als op het platteland. Eén hoofdstuk is volledig gewijd aan het beroemde Gion festival van Kyoto, dat jaarlijks vele bezoekers trekt naar de oude k

Bringing together the innovative work of scholars from a variety of disciplines, Matsuri and Religion explores festivals in Japan through their interconnectedness to religious life in both urban and rural communities.
Each chapter, informed by extensive ethnographic engagement, focuses on a specific festival to unpack the role of religion in collective ritualized activities. With attention to contemporary performance and historical transformation, the study sheds light on understandings of change, identity and community, as well as questions regarding intangible cultural heritage, tourism, and the intersection of religion with politics.
Read as a whole, the volume provides a uniquely multi-sited ethnographic, historical, and theoretical study, contributing to discourses on religion and festival/ritual/performance in Japan and elsewhere around the globe.

Auteur Elisabetta Porcu and Michael Dylan Foster (et al.)
Uitgever Brill
Taal Engels  
Jaar van uitgave 2021
Afmetingen 15,5 x 23,5 cm
Kenmerken Paperback, 329 pagina's, met illustraties in kleur
ISBN 9789004466524