Objects as Subjects: Agency and Performativity in Rituals

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Objects as Subjects : Agency and Performativity in Rituals. / Hornborg, Anne-Christine.

The Relational Dynamics of Enchantment and Sacralization: Changing the Terms of the Religion Versus Secularity Debate. red. / Peik Ingman; Tuija Hovi; Terhi Utriainen; Måns Broo. Equinox Publishing, 2016. s. 27-45 (The Study of Religion in a Global Context).

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Harvard

Hornborg, A-C 2016, Objects as Subjects: Agency and Performativity in Rituals. i P Ingman, T Hovi, T Utriainen & M Broo (red), The Relational Dynamics of Enchantment and Sacralization: Changing the Terms of the Religion Versus Secularity Debate. The Study of Religion in a Global Context, Equinox Publishing, s. 27-45.

APA

Hornborg, A-C. (2016). Objects as Subjects: Agency and Performativity in Rituals. I P. Ingman, T. Hovi, T. Utriainen, & M. Broo (Red.), The Relational Dynamics of Enchantment and Sacralization: Changing the Terms of the Religion Versus Secularity Debate (s. 27-45). (The Study of Religion in a Global Context). Equinox Publishing.

CBE

Hornborg A-C. 2016. Objects as Subjects: Agency and Performativity in Rituals. Ingman P, Hovi T, Utriainen T, Broo M, redaktörer. I The Relational Dynamics of Enchantment and Sacralization: Changing the Terms of the Religion Versus Secularity Debate. Equinox Publishing. s. 27-45. (The Study of Religion in a Global Context).

MLA

Hornborg, Anne-Christine "Objects as Subjects: Agency and Performativity in Rituals"., Ingman, Peik och Hovi, Tuija Utriainen, Terhi Broo, Måns (redaktörer). The Relational Dynamics of Enchantment and Sacralization: Changing the Terms of the Religion Versus Secularity Debate. The Study of Religion in a Global Context. Equinox Publishing. 2016, 27-45.

Vancouver

Hornborg A-C. Objects as Subjects: Agency and Performativity in Rituals. I Ingman P, Hovi T, Utriainen T, Broo M, redaktörer, The Relational Dynamics of Enchantment and Sacralization: Changing the Terms of the Religion Versus Secularity Debate. Equinox Publishing. 2016. s. 27-45. (The Study of Religion in a Global Context).

Author

Hornborg, Anne-Christine. / Objects as Subjects : Agency and Performativity in Rituals. The Relational Dynamics of Enchantment and Sacralization: Changing the Terms of the Religion Versus Secularity Debate. redaktör / Peik Ingman ; Tuija Hovi ; Terhi Utriainen ; Måns Broo. Equinox Publishing, 2016. s. 27-45 (The Study of Religion in a Global Context).

RIS

TY - CHAP

T1 - Objects as Subjects

T2 - Agency and Performativity in Rituals

AU - Hornborg, Anne-Christine

PY - 2016

Y1 - 2016

N2 - In ritual theory, ritual objects have mostly been discussed in terms of symbols and interpretations. But objects that are employed in rituals are not merely passive carriers of attached cultural meanings. In this article I discuss how objects not only become animated but also animate the ritual field. As ritual agents they have important performative functions in the field of transformations. The smoke of burning sage in a ritual setting is not ordinary but sacred smoke, and it does not only symbolize a purification process for the participants, but actually cleans them from bad spirits. It is thus more useful to discuss the phenomenology of animism as relational epistemology rather than an epistemological fallacy.

AB - In ritual theory, ritual objects have mostly been discussed in terms of symbols and interpretations. But objects that are employed in rituals are not merely passive carriers of attached cultural meanings. In this article I discuss how objects not only become animated but also animate the ritual field. As ritual agents they have important performative functions in the field of transformations. The smoke of burning sage in a ritual setting is not ordinary but sacred smoke, and it does not only symbolize a purification process for the participants, but actually cleans them from bad spirits. It is thus more useful to discuss the phenomenology of animism as relational epistemology rather than an epistemological fallacy.

KW - Ritual objects, animism, agency, performativity, relaional epistemology

M3 - Book chapter

SN - 9781781794753

T3 - The Study of Religion in a Global Context

SP - 27

EP - 45

BT - The Relational Dynamics of Enchantment and Sacralization

A2 - Ingman, Peik

A2 - Hovi, Tuija

A2 - Utriainen, Terhi

A2 - Broo, Måns

PB - Equinox Publishing

ER -