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L’efficacia simbolica delle cose: forma e significato dei rituali di consumo
Author/s: Roberta Bartoletti 
Year:  2009 Issue: 116 Language: Italian 
Pages:  15 Pg. 132-146 FullText PDF:  284 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SL2009-116012
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The symbolic efficacy of goods: structure and meaning of consumption rituals - The author traces the evolution of the concept of ritual that as a shift from a religious and sacred meaning to a cultural meaning. Thanks to Mary Douglas the ritual can be conceived as a symbolic action that shapes and gives order to the human experience. Amongst the contemporary rituals the consumption rituals have assumed a very important role in the management of meanings, particularly in the case of the passages occurring in individual and collective life.
Keywords: Ritual, ritual of consumption, rite of passage, symbolism, consumption, goods

Roberta Bartoletti, in "SOCIOLOGIA DEL LAVORO " 116/2009, pp. 132-146, DOI:10.3280/SL2009-116012


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