Re: [xmca] Rituals as mediators-- Help Please

From: Peter Smagorinsky (
Date: Fri Feb 24 2006 - 12:22:54 PST

My experiences with rituals comes mostly in schools and sports. In sports,
rituals are very important for both teams and individual competitors. I
did a google search on athletic rituals and found that it's been a research
topic. Some are not so nice (e.g., hazing athletes as an initiation rite). See

At 12:03 PM 2/24/2006 -0800, you wrote:
>Dear Xmca-o-phytes---
>A graduate student of mine is studying a Carribean ritual and asks about
>on CHAT/Socio-cultural approaches to analysing rituals as mediators of
>thought and
>What would you suggest that she read?
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