Search for dissertations about: "ritual practice"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 31 swedish dissertations containing the words ritual practice.

  1. 1. Cultivating the Sacred : Ritual Creativity and Practice among Women in Contemporary Europe

    University dissertation from Centrum för teologi och religionsvetenskap, Lunds universitet

    Author : Åsa Trulsson; [2010]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; dance; sacred places; authority; pilgrimage; power; intersubjectivity; somatic modes of attention; the body; embodiment; habitus; goddess spirituality; new age; paganism; practice; ritual criticism; multi-sited fieldwork; ritual; anthropology of religion; performance; music; healing; gender; sacralisation; everyday spirituality;

    Abstract : Ritual creativity may seem like a contradiction in terms, yet the religious landscape in contemporary Euro-America is permeate with experimentation of ritual forms, different modalities of action, imagination and play as routes to authenticity. The present study examines different settings in Europe involved in such ritual creativity, which would commonly be classified as postmodern spirituality, new age or Paganism. READ MORE

  2. 2. Breaking and Making Bodies and Pots Material and Ritual Practices in Sweden in the Third Millennium BC

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Department of Archaeology and Ancient History

    Author : Åsa Maria Larsson; Uppsala universitet.; [2009]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Middle Neolithic; Late Neolithic; Pitted Ware culture; Battle Axe culture; Corded Ware culture; pottery; pottery technology; craft; chaîne opératoire; mortuary archaeology; mortuary house; burial; ritual; defleshing; cremation; secondary mortuary practice; osteology; ethnoarchaeology; culture; culture change; identity; ethnicity; practice; cognition; body; embodiment; HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects Archaeology subjects Archaeology; North European; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Arkeologiämnen Arkeologi; nordeuropeisk; arkeologi; Archaeology;

    Abstract : In South Sweden the third millennium BC is characterised by coastal settlements of marine hunter-gatherers known as the Pitted Ware culture, and inland settlements of the Battle Axe culture. This thesis outlines the history of research of the Middle Neolithic B in general and that of the pottery and burial practices in particular. READ MORE

  3. 3. Embodied Rituals and Ritualized Bodies : : Tracing Ritual Practices in Late Mesolithic Burials

    University dissertation from Almqvist & Wiksell International

    Author : Liv Nilsson Stutz; [2003]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; anthropologie de terrain; mortuary practices; ritual; Mesolithic; practice theory; Archaeology; Arkeologi; Archaeology; Arkeologi; archaeothantology; mortuary archaeology; ritual theory; body theory; mesolithic;

    Abstract : This thesis explores the ritual dimensions of the mortuary practices in the late Mesolithic cemeteries at Skateholm in Southern Sweden and Vedbæk-Bøgebakken in Eastern Denmark. With a combination of methods and theories that all focus on the ritual practices as action, a new approach to burials in archaeology is proposed. READ MORE

  4. 4. Ritualization - Hybridization - Fragmentation : The Mutability of Roman Vessels in Germania Magna AD 1–400

    University dissertation from Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Lund University

    Author : Fredrik Ekengren; [2009]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; ritual destruction; obolus; imports; Roman Iron Age; Roman vessels; Germania Magna; transformation; appropriation; practice theory; ritual practice; princely graves; fürstengräber; identity construction; silver vessels; Germanic pottery; hybridity; Roman glass; Charon s coin; fragmentation; enchainment;

    Abstract : This PhD thesis deals with the transformation of imported vessels of Roman origin in Germania Magna during the Roman Iron Age, 1-400 AD. The concept of transformation in this context refers to the various ways these objects were interpreted, physically altered and consequently changed with regard to their function and meaning. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Lenaia vases revisited : image, ritual and Dionysian women

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Göteborg University

    Author : Viveca Olsson; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2006]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Attic pottery; black figure vases; red figure vases; Lenaia vases; stamnos; iconography; Dionysus; Dionysian women; maenads; Delphi; Thyiades; Greek cult; cult image; ritual; Etruria;

    Abstract : This study deals with the so-called Lenaia vases, a group of fifty vases which were painted with similar imagery in Attica during 490-420 BC. The motifs of these vases depict "Dionysian" women, drinking wine and sacrificing bloody and bloodless offerings before a cult image of Dionysos. READ MORE