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Edith Turner

Edith Turner is a lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Virginia, specializing in the study of ritual, religion, and consciousness. She has been researching the field of symbol/ritual for nearly 60 years - formerly in collaboration with her husband, renowned anthropologist Victor Turner - and has conducted fieldwork in Zambia, Northern Alaska, rural Ireland, Central and South America, Europe, and Asia. She was editor in chief of the journal,<span style="font-style: italic">Anthropology and Humanism, and is author of<span style="font-style: italic">Heart of Lightness: The Life of an Anthropologist(2006),<span style="font-style: italic">Among the Healers: Stories of Spiritual and Ritual Healing around the World(2005), and a contributor to<span style="font-style: italic">Shamanism: A Reader(2003).

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Communitas
The Anthropology of Collective Joy

Palgrave Macmillan
In this seminal work, Edith Turner extends the concept of communitas that Victor Turner developed nearly four decades ago. Communitas is inspired...
Edith Turner

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