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Doffs and discourse : defining commencement ceremonies as rituals in academe

Author
Miller, Brady K., author.
Title
Doffs and discourse : defining commencement ceremonies as rituals in academe / Brady K. Miller.
Format
E-Book
Published
[Bloomington, Indiana] : Indiana University ; Ann Arbor : ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing, 2014.
Description
1 online resource (vi, 60, 2 pages) : illustrations
Thesis M.L.St. Indiana University 2014
URL
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Other contributors
Indiana University, Bloomington, degree granting institution.
Portion of title
Defining commencement ceremonies as rituals in academe
Notes
"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.
Summary
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
Commencement ceremonies.
Universities and colleges.
Ritual.
Genre heading
Academic theses.
Academic theses.
Host item
Masters Abstracts International 54-02(E).
ISBN
9781321406474
1321406479

Holdings

Library
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Location
World Wide Web