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As a PhD student studying rituals, this is my main reference book. Bell not only provides all the relevant ritual theories from many prominent scholars, she also extends this... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Leonore van den Ende
Some people lack the humility to recognize that just because they fail to understand a book does not mean that the book is not understandable. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Thomas J. Breidenbach
A very smart woman; a poorly executed book. This book is intended for nobody to read. Bell's inexcusable writing style can only be described as pretentious. Read morePublished on November 14, 2006 by Tom Bazaar
Without a doubt, this book is for nobody to read. I plowed my way through all 223 pages, and I cannot describe how restless I became with Catherine Bell's nonsense. Read morePublished on April 26, 2003 by Boyd C. Ruff
This text is not meant for most undergrad readers but is intended for those with some background in the field of ritual or at least some knowledge of social theories. Read morePublished on July 13, 2002
I had to read this book for my graduate class in religious theory. This book not only made idea of ritual more confusing but I think completly lost. Read morePublished on October 12, 2000