Edith Turner’s latest book, Communitas: The Anthropology of Collective Joy, sets out to remedy this ambiguous understanding. To truly grasp. Communitas has 10 ratings and 2 reviews. Heather said: Anthropologist Edith Turner passed away recently and so I read this book to learn more about her w. For me her most important ideas are found in her final book Communitas: The Anthropology of Collective Joy, which she published in

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Want to Read saving…. Anthropologist Edith Turner passed away recently and so I read this book to learn more about her work.

Remember me on this computer. In this domain Edie’s life work is a beacon of inspirational light.

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Heading from familiar situations embedded in the texture of everyday life Turner enumerates narratives of connectedness in carnivals and festivals Ch.

Orestis Geo added it Jul 08, Communitas is inspired fellowship, a group’s unexpected joy in sharing common experiences, the sense felt by a group when their life together takes on full meaning. Books by Edith Turner.

As scholars it’s hard to know how to confront these dismal events in the world. Emmy Martina rated it really liked it Mar 30, Reviewed by Diana Vonnak Durham University http: Her clear prose and conceptual daring have inspired anthropoloy of us to stretch our imagination and extend our sensibilities to the outer limits of the possible.


Communitas: The Anthropology of Collective Joy by Edith Turner

Sonora marked it as to-read Jan 10, Again, methodological and epistemological explanations are lacking, but the ethnographic material is rich and diverse, making the chapter 8 more convincing than the previously presented ones. It compels us to think deeply about the human condition, about what is important in our lives and in our work.

Is there a measure of well being to be found in the world? It has to do with a sense felt by a group of people when their life together takes on full meaning Erasmus marked it as to-read Apr 17, Drew Kerr marked it as to-read Mar 05, Cookie ajthropology it as to-read Jul 13, Apart from expressing the presence of communitas in a situation of ruptured social cohesion, the account cannot shed light to either the nuances of conmunitas or the role of communitas in the practicalities of disaster collecyive.

Edith Turner And The Anthropology of Collective Joy

Dominic Mitchell marked it as to-read Ths 21, Robert rated it liked it Nov 24, Click here to sign up. Even so, anthropologists, like most scholars, are trained to tell and not to show, to denote rather to evoke. Thanks for telling us about the problem. In Edie Turner returned to Zambia in South Central Africa to continue the ethnographic research she had shared with her husband, colelctive late Victor Turner, one of the great anthropologists of the 20th century.


Frederico marked it as to-read Feb 04, As teachers and writers many of us are hesitant to take thematic or representational risks. Marjoke is currently reading it Sep 16, Log In Sign Up.

Communitas: The Anthropology of Collective Joy

After distinguishing between false and genuine communitas Ch. Her joy of living the anthropological life is a model for being well in the world — a model anthropoloy can bring us a measure of comfort as we confront the imponderables of our turbulent times.

In her book Experiencing Ritual Edie wrote about opening herself to the sensibilities of the Ndembu world. Anthorpology shows how communitas is a driving force in history as it operates personally, in religion, in revolution, in all domains of human life.

Describing indigenous experiences from the Arctic, Guyana and elsewhere Turner stresses the importance of the shared experience linking humans and non-human animals in the experience of communitas, anhhropology the arbitrariness of the nature-culture divide. It’s a study of hope and well-being through community and shared joy. Emily added it Jul 16, Witnessing that curing ceremony Edie wrote about being able to see Help Center Find new research papers in: