Analysing ceremony and ritual in Parliament
Rai, Shirin. (2010) Analysing ceremony and ritual in Parliament. Journal of Legislative Studies, Vol.16 (No.3). pp. 284-297. ISSN 1357-2334Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13572334.2010.498098
This article explores the importance of ceremony and ritual as a frame within which to examine political institutions such as parliaments. It suggests that through such analysis we can trace the circulation of meanings, the particularity of institutional cultures and the sedimentation of power in political institutions. Methodologically, the article challenges the popular view that ceremony and ritual can be regarded simply as ‘trappings’ of power; it thus emphasises their continued political relevance. Finally, the article assesses the values ascribed to particular forms of institutional power rather than the other – to understand why certain norms, rituals and ceremonies are normalised and others deemed deviant, thus rendering marginal those that are seen to be the ‘others’ within the institutional space.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Legislative Studies|
|Page Range:||pp. 284-297|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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