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Bell, Catherine M. 1953-

Overview
Works: 18 works in 106 publications in 4 languages and 6,063 library holdings
Genres: History  Architectural drawings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree
Classifications: BL600, 291.38
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Most widely held works by Catherine M Bell
Ritual : perspectives and dimensions by Catherine M Bell( )

37 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 3,764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catherine Bell provides a practical introduction to ritual and its study with comprehensive overviews of the most influential theories of religion and ritual. The book examines the major categories of ritual activity
Ritual theory, ritual practice by Catherine M Bell( )

32 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arguing that the concept of ritual is overdue for critical rethinking, Bell here offers a close theoretical analysis of recent developments in ritual studies, concentrating on anthropology, sociology, and history of religions. She begins by showing how discourse on ritual has served to generate and legitimate a limited and ultimately closed form of cultural analysis. She then proposes that so-called ritual activities be removed from their isolated position as special, paradigmatic acts and restored to the context of "social activity" in general. Using the term "ritualization" to describe ritual thus contextualized, she defines it as a culturally strategic way of acting. She goes on to show how this definition can serve to illuminate such classic issues in traditional ritual studies as belief, ideology, legitimation, and power
Teaching ritual( Book )

17 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many teachers share an interest in bringing a better appreciation of ritual into their religious studies classes, but are uncertain how to do it. Religious studies faculty know how to teach texts, but they often have difficulty teaching something for which the meaning lies in the doing. How do you teach such 'doing'? How much need be done? How does the teacher talk about the religiosity that exists in personalized relationships, not textual descriptions or prescriptions? These practical issues also give rise to theoretical questions. Giving more attention to ritual effectively suggests a reinterpretation of religion itself-an understanding less focused on what people have thought and written, and more focused on how they engage their universe. Many useful analyses of ritual derive from anthropological and sociological premises, which may be foreign to religious studies faculty and even seen by some as theologically problematic. This is the first resource to address the issues specific to teaching this subject. A stellar cast of contributors, all scholars of ritual and teachers experienced in using ritual in a wide variety of courses and settings, explain what has worked for them in the classroom, what has not, and what they have learned from the experience of being more real about religion. Their voices range from personal to formal, their topics from ways to use field trips to the role of architecture. The result is a rich guide for teachers who are new to the subject as well as the experienced willing to think about new angles and fresh approaches." -- Publisher description
Who owns tradition? : religion and the messiness of history by Catherine M Bell( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Further explorations in theory and practice : a special issue honoring Catherine Bell( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval Taoist ritual mastery : a study in practice, text and rite by Catherine M Bell( )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uilyeui ihae : uilyeleul boneun gwanjeomdeulgwa uilyeui chawondeul by Catherine M Bell( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Korean and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catherine Bell provides a practical introduction to ritual and its study with comprehensive overviews of the most influential theories of religion and ritual. The book examines the major categories of ritual activity
gireigaku gairon by Catherine M Bell( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rites de passage by Jean-Yves Hameline( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ritual Perspectives and Dimensions (Revised Edition) by Catherine M Bell( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From handshakes and toasts to chant and genuflection, ritual pervades our social interactions and religious practices. Still, few of us could identify all of our daily and festal ritual behaviors, much less explain them to an outsider. Similarly, because of the variety of activities that qualify as ritual and their many contradictory yet, in many ways, equally legitimate interpretations, ritual seems to elude any systematic historical and comparative scrutiny. In this book, Catherine Bell offers a practical introduction to ritual practice and its study; she surveys the most influential theories of religion and ritual, the major categories of ritual activity, and the key debates that have shaped our understanding of ritualism. Bell refuses to nail down ritual with any one definition or understanding. Instead, her purpose is to reveal how definitions emerge and evolve and to help us become more familiar with the interplay of tradition, exigency, and self- expression that goes into constructing this complex social medium
Ritual theory, ritual practice by Catherine M Bell( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ritual perspectives and dimensions by Catherine M Bell( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sterile in the land of plenty : infertility and the American woman by Catherine M Bell( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

HIV/AIDS policy and development : reconciling economic and moral imperatives by Catherine M Bell( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"What's so powerful about ritual?" by Catherine M Bell( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Teaching Ritual. Teaching Religious Studies Series( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

There is a great deal of interest in bringing better appreciation of ritual into religious classes, but many teachers are uncertain how to go about doing this. This is the first resource to address the issues specific to teaching this subject. A stellar cast of contributors addresses a wide range of topics in teaching ritual studies, from how to add to a general religion course and how to use field trips to handling the challenges to faith that can emerge when focusing on ritual. This volume will notonly benefit individual instructors but help establish ritual as an essential component in the study of religion
 
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Alternative Names
Bell, Catherine.

Bell, Catherine 1953-2008

Bell Catherine M.

Кэтрин Белл

كاثرين بيل

벨, 캐서린 1953-2008

キャサリン・ベル

ベル, キャサリン

Languages
English (100)

Japanese (2)

Korean (1)

French (1)