Chapter 6/ Centers, Kings, and Charisma: Reflections on the Symbolics of Power .. thinks about what the Balinese think, and what Geertz thinks about that). with Hildred Geertz, Lawrence Rosen, and Paul Hyman. Meaning and Order in . LK/CKC “Centers, Kings, and Charisma: Reflections on the Symbolics of. royal progress: no fixed place, no fixed time. – continuous symbolic progress: mahalla (=court-in motion) where the king had to “make his.

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Unlike the previous two examples, the center in Morocco did not reside in one place. At an elevation of twenty feet a light bamboo platform is connected with this place, a covering of green plantain stems protecting it against fire.

By the time his army had reached the foothills the winter snows had begun; as they climbed higher into the main massif more and more of the camels, mules and horses, weak with starvation, stumbled into deep snowdrifts and died. Goffman’s is a radically unromantic vision of things, acrid and bleakly kjngs, and one that sits rather poorly with traditional humanistic pieties.

The Refiguration of Social Thought 21 ously intended and diversely constructed works we can order only practically, relationally, and as our purposes prompt us. The French Revolution embodies this reinvention. Book ratings by Goodreads.

While I was at Bali one of these shocking sacrifices took place. The image of the past or the primitive, or the classic, or the exotic as a source of remedial wisdom, a prosthetic corrective for a damaged spiritual grertz an image that has governed a good deal of human- Found in Translation: The extraordinary has not gone out of modern politics, however much the banal may have kinggs power not only still intoxicates, it still exalts.

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But my point is that some of those fit to judge charksma of this kind ought to be humanists who reputedly know something about what theater and mimesis and rhetoric are, and not just with respect to my work but to that of the whole steadily broadening stream of social analyses in which the drama analogy is, in one form cbarisma another, governing. Whether or not one charisms to accept this argument in so unvarnished a form just as there is more that is interesting to tell of Bali than immolation, rather more has gone into the making of the contemporary imagination, even the absurdist strain of it, than mustard gas and doomed athletesits logic is of the sort which, once sensed, seems blankly obvious.

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In the final two essays or, more accurately, an essay and a three-part mini-treatise I turn to this problem. What are reading intentions?

The result is a double narrowness. The result, Becker notes, has been the shattering of philology, itself by now a near obsolescent term, into disjunct and rivalrous specialties, and most particularly the growth of a division between those who study individual texts historians, editors, critics who like to call centdrs humanistsand those who study the activity of creating texts in general linguists, psychologists, ethnographers who like to call themselves scientists.

One can struggle against it, and, to avoid measuring out one’s life with coffee spoons, to some extent must. The second essay, “Found in Translation,” originally delivered to the Lionel Trilling Memorial Seminar at Columbia University, seeks to make this proposition a bit more concrete by comparing the sort of thing an ethnographer of my stripe does with the sort of thing a critic of Trilling’s does and finding them not all that different. The queen is supposed to have replied: Rooted as it is in the repetitive performance dimensions of social action the reenactment and thus the reexperiencing of known form the ritual theory not only brings out the temporal and collective dimensions of such action and its inherently public nature with particular sharpness; it brings out also its power to transmute not just opinions but, as the British critic Charles Morgan has said with respect to drama proper, the people who hold them.

Ten years ago, the proposal that cultural phenomena should be treated as significative systems posing expositive questions was a much more alarming one for social scientists allergic, as they tend to be, to anything literary or inexact than it is now.

The state enacts an image of order that a model for its beholders, in and of itself orders society.

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Ethnology Addresses, essays, lectures. Its purpose is to raise funds. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. In Madison Square Garden, then, on July 14, a celebration of moral purity is held. The falsity of it is that we can therefore never genuinely apprehend it at all. Grand rubrics like “Natural Science,” “Biological Science,” “Social Science,” and “The Humanities” have their uses in organizing curricula, in sorting scholars into cliques and professional communities, and in distin guishing broad traditions of intellectual style.


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It is even more difficult than it always has been to regard them as underdeveloped natural sciences, awaiting only time and aid from more advanced quarters to harden them, or as ignorant and pretentious usurpers of the mission of the humanities, promising certainties where none can be, or as comprising a clearly distinctive enterprise, a third culture between Snow’s canonical two.

Even in its most universalist moods evolutionary, diffusionist, functionalist, most recently structuralist or sociobiological it has always had a keen sense of the dependence of what is seen upon where it is seen from and what it is seen with.

Even her meeting with Anjou, possibly the man she came closest to marrying, was turned into a morality; he entered her presence seated on a rock, which was drawn toward her by Love and Destiny pulling golden chains. Nabokov’s Pale Fire, that impossible object made of poetry and fiction, footnotes and images from the clinic, seems very much of the time; one waits only for quantum theory in verse or biography in algebra. Nor was it confined to the sixteenth century: Social History of Moral Imagination 43 ceremoniousness is actually producing in the real world, or, anyway, the real world as a Jutland apothecary’s son conceives it “three women, guiltless of any crime” suffering “the most horrible of deaths” for “affection’s sake, and in the name of religion” is not only unsuppressible, it disarranges his whole reaction.

Chatisma History of Moral Imagination 39 and from the four corners of the compass discharged four wooden arrows at the serpent’s head. Much of what follows here is based on my own work; see C. Something does not work as expected? Argument grows oblique, and language with it, because the more orderly and straightforward a particular course looks the more it seems ill-advised.

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