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Type: Thesis
Title: Contested authenticity, identity and the performance of the Anastenaria / Jane A. Sansom.
Author: Sansom, Jane A. (Jane Alexandra)
Issue Date: 1999
School/Discipline: Dept. of Anthropology
Abstract: Documents an annual (21st of May) purification ritual honoring St. Constantine and St. Helen, performed in northern Greece by Thracians. The ritual includes animal sacrifice, Christian blessings, trance and fire dancing. As the ritual has become a popular tourist attraction, the thesis primarily examines the cultural commodification of the ritual and the ritual objects. Fieldwork was undertaken in Lagadhas, a town in the north of Greece.
Dissertation Note: Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Adelaide, Dept. of Anthropology, 1999
Subject: Anastenaria.
Spiritual healing Greece.
Fire walking Greece.
Tourism Greece Social aspects.
Applied anthropology Greece
Rites and ceremonies Greece Social aspects Case studies.
Description: Bibliography: leaves 320-376.
376 leaves : col. ill., col. maps ; 30 cm.
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