Review Essay: Society as a Dialectical Process—Victor Turner in Between Ndembu and Bob Dylan

Volker Barth


In The Ritual Process: Structure and Anti-Structure the anthropologist Victor Witter TURNER who died in 1983 examines rituals of the Ndembu in Zambia. Here he develops his concept of Communitas, which in the meantime has become famous. He characterizes it as an absolute inter-human relation beyond any form of structure. The analysis of this social anti-structure is as exciting as it is interesting.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs020218


Turner; anthropology; Ndembu; structure; Communitas


Copyright (c) 2002 Volker Barth

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