Doffs and discourse : defining commencement ceremonies as rituals in academe
Miller, Brady K., author.
Doffs and discourse : defining commencement ceremonies as rituals in academe / Brady K. Miller.
[Bloomington, Indiana] : Indiana University ; Ann Arbor : ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing, 2014.
1 online resource (vi, 60, 2 pages) : illustrations
Thesis M.L.St. Indiana University 2014
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- Other contributors
Indiana University, Bloomington, degree granting institution.
- Portion of title
Defining commencement ceremonies as rituals in academe
"Master of Liberal Studies, Indiana University."
Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 54-02M(E).
Advisors: C. M. Rosen Committee members: Deborah Finkel; William Sweigart.
Includes bibliographical references.
Analysis of the university commencement ceremony - an event built on a tripod of tradition, performance, and emotion --- can prove that academic events rightfully transcend routine performances and instead fall under the definition of true rituals. These events are vital to the academic community, perhaps qualifying higher education as another ritual civilization. They offer not only ratification of achievement but also opportunities for the emotional, transformative, and sociologically bonding experiences found only in rituals. Consequently, their value cannot be overestimated when considering their role in holding together academe.
- Subject headings
Universities and colleges.
- Genre heading
- Host item
Masters Abstracts International 54-02(E).