Ritual Injustice - Faculty Scholarship Talk by Molly Farneth

Monday, February 10, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (ET)
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Join us for lunch and a Faculty Scholarship Talk by Molly Farneth, Assistant Professor of Religion. 

Rituals do boundary-work. In this talk, Professor Farneth argues that people create, maintain, and transform boundaries around and within their communities through rituals. In doing so, people both recognize the salience of certain social roles and identities within their communities and distribute social goods and normative statuses in accordance with those roles and identities. This means that the presence or absence of rituals can be a matter of recognitive and distributive justice, whether a person or a group of people are recognized and given the goods and statuses that are their due. Through examples and theoretical analysis, Farneth suggests that the lack of ritual can be a form of injustice.

This talk is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Libraries. 

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