Emerging Ritual: Divorce Ritual

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In this chapter, which is based on literature research (both offline and online) and conversations with mediators and ritual counselors, I explore divorce rituals as a generally absent but emerging ritual. First, I review the literature regarding divorce rituals. Second, I go into the question why people hesitate to perform divorce rituals, notwithstanding the many models and possibilities for designing a ritual offered in literature and by ritual counselors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAbsent Ritual. Exploring the ambivalence and dynamics of ritual
EditorsPaul Post, Martin Hoondert
Place of PublicationDurham
PublisherCarolina Academic Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781531013646
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameRitual Studies Monograph Series


  • Ritual
  • Divorce


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