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Klaus-Peter Köpping (ed.)
Encountering the DivineAnkündigung
Ludic Transformation in Myth and Ritual
Reihe: Performanzen: Interkulturelle Studien zu Ritual, Spiel und Theater - Performances: Intercultural Studies on Ritual, Play and Theatre
Bd. 3, 264 S., 25.90 EUR, 25.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-8258-5695-X

The book deals with the permutations of play and games and their transformative power in a variety of ritual and mythical settings as well as in medialised forms of theatre and film. Taking the ludic as anthropological category for the constitution as well as the subversion of social and cultural realities, notions of the ambivalence of the ludic impulse are stressed as much as the implications for concepts of mimesis and embodiment. 16 essays from an international range of scholars among others: C. Wulf, D. Handelman, B. Kapferer, T. Turner, R. Kaur, D. Berti, A. Okazaki.

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