Listen to the Philosophy and Theater Group’s discussion on the work of Victor Turner.
Turner was a true inter-disciplinarian, and this book draws from his own work in anthropology, as well as philosophy, drama, and sociology. Turner believed that acting out the rituals of other cultures provides a rich, sympathetic connection to them that can’t be accessed from detached observation or the perusal of data. Turner saw drama and ritual all over the place in developed societies, with plenty of parallels to the tribal cultures he’d studied in Africa. Featuring Daniel Cole, Philip Cherny, and Carlos Franke. Recorded October 12, 2014.