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By D. De Coppet, Daniel de Coppet

The six essays in realizing Rituals research ritual in the context of latest social anthropology. They express how varied theoretical viewpoints bring about the typical trust that rituals now represent the most fertile fields of anthropological study. The members' cross-cultural research hyperlinks the Vedic time to the current scenario in India; a West African society to Wittgenstein's theories; compares the several modes of participation in a Nuba village of Sudan, in addition to the disagreement among Punjabi and English groups in a London suburb.

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Smith, P. Smith (eds) La fonction symbolique: Essai d’anthropologie, Paris: Gallimard. Wittgenstein, L. (1982) ‘Remarques sur le Rameau d’or de Frazer’, trans. Bouveresse, L’animal cérémoniel: Wittgenstein et l’anthropologie, Lausanne: l’Age d’Homme. Chapter 3 Brothers and sisters in Brahmanic India Charles Malamoud The divinities of Vedic polytheism unarguably constitute a pantheon: in myth and above all in ritual, each god is distinguished from the others and co-ordinate with them; his personality is marked by the domain and modes of action assigned to him as well as by his physical and moral attributes.

There seems to be an analogy to two sticks rubbed together to produce a flame; by uniting, ja-mi commit the prohibited aja-mi, which is improper for blood kin.

During this part of the ceremony the eldest daughter in fact took the place of the first among the circumcised. This was From one rite to another 33 clearly confirmed when, at the end of the song, she abruptly stood and said to her brothers and sisters, ‘Let’s hurry—the chief circumciser is waiting for us’. In fact, Yoamia said the very same thing to his companions when they were reluctant to go to meet the chief circumciser at the entrance to the initiation enclosure. The way in which words and whole sentences reflected each other in the ritual led me to shift my observation post once again.

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