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Confronting the prospect of a pointless resumption of the UN-mandated war with Iraq, and an open-ended "war on terrorism," Americans must understand that these conflicts are fundamentally no different from the "Flower Wars" of Aztec antiquity: Ritualized bloodshed through which an embedded ruling elite retains its hold on power.
According to Reyfman, the duel came late to Russia, lacking as it did Western Europe's traditions of chivalry and ritualized single person combat.
Our fieldwork revealed that farmer agricultural practices are diverse, highly ritualized and help constitute their identities in many unexpected ways," Wilson says.
In her capable hands, the process of remembering becomes a ritualized act, performed by a group of Japanese drummers whose dynamism conjures up the spirits believed to reside in the natural landscape.
My generation was reacting against the tight, ritualized church of the '50s," Msgr.
Social rank, even in modern Japan, was still determined by proximity to the emperor and enforced by ritualized politeness.
The authors make it clear early and often that they conceived their theory in response to their data, that "through the lenses provided by people's attitudes and reactions to their ritualized actions" (p.
Because gangs in such communities have become so deeply entrenched in the social fabric, recruiting becomes less a process of selection than a ritualized custom.
Over all, grieving is less ritualized today than it used to be, both during funeral services and in the general population.
The gene they insert, called Bcl-2, prevents cells from following a ritualized form of cell death.
Among their topics are Daoist connections in Zhu Xi's instruction for breath regulation, the application of the Duren Jing in ritual and reverential submissions of petitions in Taiwan, Daoist ritual from the second through the sixth centuries, the Zhijao fast of Celestial Master Daoism, the development of the tract ascending to heaven and pacing the void of Gu Lingbao jing, the period of the compilation of the book Chisong zi zhangli, and the ritualized treatment of stroke in early medieval Daoism and the secret incantation of the northern Thearch.
Culling photos from high-school yearbooks, the artist confronts himself with dozens of pop-cultural subject positions (goth, hick, choirboy, thug), which he embeds in as many or more ritualized social forms (pantomime, religious- and secular-holiday celebrations, Halloween, a workplace motivational event) and then animates in a sequence of musical numbers ranging from genre-specific simulation to farcical complicity, from conceptual montage to delirious incantation.