Ritual Practice in Modern Japan: Ordering Place, People, and Action
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160pp. March 2005
Ritual Practice in Modern Japan: Ordering Place, People, and Action
Author: Kawano, Satsuki;
National surveys indicate that most Japanese, while professing no religious commitment, frequently perform rituals: They regularly tend their family home altars, look after family graves, participate in neighborhood festivals, and visit Shinto shrines and
"In its breadth of knowledge, references to other ethnographic studies on ritual and religion in Japan, and use of Japanese-language sources, this volume is that rare thing, an intellectually ambitious book that is accessible to all levels of readers."
Author: Kawano, Satsuki;
Satsuki Kawano is assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Guelph, Ontario.
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Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1 Kami, Buddhas, and Ancestors

Chapter 2 Embodying Moral Order: Acting Bodies and
the Power of Ritual

Chapter 3 Emplacing Moral Order: Ritual and
Everyday Environments

Chapter 4 Constructing Kama




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