Breaking Boundaries: Varieties of Liminality

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Agnes Horvath, Bjørn Thomassen, Harald Wydra
Berghahn Books, May 1, 2015 - Social Science - 264 pages

Liminality has the potential to be a leading paradigm for understanding transformation in a globalizing world. As a fundamental human experience, liminality transmits cultural practices, codes, rituals, and meanings in situations that fall between defined structures and have uncertain outcomes. Based on case studies of some of the most important crises in history, society, and politics, this volume explores the methodological range and applicability of the concept to a variety of concrete social and political problems.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 1
11
Chapter 2
39
Chapter 3
61
Chapter 4
72
Chapter 5
93
Chapter 6
112
Chapter 7
130
Chapter 8
141
Chapter 9
164
Chapter 10
183
Chapter 11
205
Chapter 12
226
Contributors
245
Index
249
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Agnes Horvath is a co-founder and acting editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed journal International Political Anthropology and is a visiting fellow in the Centre for the Study of the Moral Foundations of Economy & Society, University College Cork (Ireland). She is the author or co-author of eight books, including, most recently, Walling, Boundaries and Liminality: A political anthropology of transformations (co-edited with Marius Bentza, Routledge, 2018); Walking into the Void: A Historical, Sociological and Political Anthropology of Walking (co-edited with Arpad Szakolczai, Routledge, 2017), and Modernism and Charisma (Palgrave, 2013).

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