Books

 Clicking below on a highlighted title will take you to a site where you can purchase the book. If you are interested in using any of the Ritual Studies International publications in the classroom, please contact me, and I will provide you with a discount code so your bookstore or students can order them less expensively. If you want to use chapters or other parts of RSI books, please ask your bookstore to contact me rather than the books’ original publishers, since I now own the copyrights of all RSI books.

2014. The Craft of Ritual Studies. New York: Oxford University Press. The book is available electronically at Oxford Scholarship Online and on Kindle. Appendices for the book can be found on the Oxford Ritual Studies Series site.

2013. Fictive Ritual. Waterloo, Canada: Ritual Studies International. Available as an e-book on Kindle.

2011. Ritual, Media, and Conflict. Co-edited with Ute Huesken, Udo Simon, and Eric Venbrux. Oxford Ritual Studies Series. Oxford University Press, 2011, ISBN13: 9780199735549; ISBN10: 0199735549. Some portions available at Oxford Scholarship Online. Also available as an e-book on Kindle. Reviews of Ritual Media and Conflict.

2006. Rite out of Place: Ritual, Media, and the Arts. New York: Oxford University Press. HB: 0195301447; PB: 0195301455. Available at Oxford Scholarship Online. Also available as an e-book on Kindle. Reviews of Rite Out of Place.

2003. Disaster Ritual: Explorations of an Emerging Ritual Repertoire. Co-edited with Paul Post and others. Leuven, Belgium: Peeters, 90-429-1291.

2000. Deeply into the Bone: Re-Inventing Rites of Passage. Life Passages Series, vol. 1. Berkeley: University of California Press, 0-520-21533-8. Reviews of Deeply into the Bone.

1996. Readings in Ritual Studies. Edited by Ronald L. Grimes. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 0-02-347253-7. Modified German-language version edited by Andréa Belliger and David J. Krieger. Ritualtheorien: Ein Einführendes Handbuch. Opladen/Wiesbaden, Germany: Westdeutscher Verlag, 1998.

2010 [1995]. Marrying & Burying: Rites of Passage in a Man’s Life. 2nd edition.  Waterloo, Canada: Ritual Studies International. ISBN-10: 1453778977;  ISBN-13: 978-1453778975. First edition: Boulder, CO: Westview Press, PB: 0-8133-2460-2; HB: 0-8133-2459-9.  2nd edition available as an e-book on Kindle. Review available here.

1993. Reading, Writing, and Ritualizing: Ritual in Fictive, Liturgical, and Public Places. Washington, DC: Pastoral Press. 1-56929-007-5. Out of print. A few remaining copies available from the author. The section of the book on ritual in literature has been revised and reissued as Fictive Ritual.

2010 [1990]. Ritual Criticism: Case Studies in its Practice, Essays on its Theory. 2nd edition. Waterloo, Canada: Ritual Studies International. ISBN-10: 1453758240, ISBN-13: 978-1453758243. First edition: Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 0-87249-692-9.  2nd edition available as an e-book on Kindle. Reviews of Ritual Criticism.

1985. Research in Ritual Studies. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press and the American Theological Library Association. 0-8108-1762-4.

2013 [1982]. Beginnings in Ritual Studies. 3rd edition. Waterloo, Canada: Ritual Studies International. ISBN-10: 1453752625; ISBN-13: 978-1453752623.1st edition: Washington, DC: University Press of America, 0-8191-221-4.  Revised edition: Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1995, 1-57003-001-4.  3rd edition available as an e-book on Kindle. Reviews of Beginnings in Ritual Studies.

2013 [1976]. Symbol and Conquest: Public Ritual and Drama in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 2nd edition. Waterloo, Canada: Ritual Studies International. ISBN-13: 978-1453781395; ISBN-10: 1453781390. 1st edition: Symbol, Myth and Ritual Series. Ed. Victor Turner. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 0-8014-1037-1. Reprint: Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1992, 0-8263-1372-8. Spanish edition: 1981. Symbolo y Conquista. Spanish ed. Trans. David Huerta y Paloma Villegas. Mexico City: Fondo de Cultura Economica. 968 – 16 – 0683 – 3. 2nd edition available as an e-book on Kindle. Reviews of Symbol and Conquest.

1972.The Divine Imagination: William Blake’s Major Prophetic Visions. ATLA Monograph Series, No. 1. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press and the American Theological Library Association. 0 – 8108 – 0539 – 1.