Ritual in a Digital Society

Suzanne van der Beek (Editor), Martin Hoondert (Editor), Janieke Bruin-Mollenhorst, Nicolas Matthee , Mike de Kreek, Karin Wenz , Sarah J. Griffiths , Wahyu Ilaihi

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We live in a digital society, where life takes place at the offline-online nexus. The shift towards a continuous blending of offline and online dimensions also affects rituals. Understanding digital rituals challenges us to explore new questions, new rules, new possibilities, and new limitations regarding rituals that are shaped by digitalization. In this book, the authors address these issues by relating ritual studies to digital culture studies. The book offers different case studies in the field of digital rituals, including pilgrimage and online storytelling, digital death rituals and mourning practices, religious online education, and online memorial practices.

This book is published on the occasion of the retirement of Paul Post, professor of Ritual Studies at Tilburg University from 1994 until 2019.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherInstitute for Ritual and Liturgical Studies, Protestant Theological University and Institute for Christian Cultural Heritage, University of Groningen
Number of pages146
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2019

Publication series

NameNetherlands Studies in Ritual and Liturgy
PublisherInstitute for Ritual and Liturgical Studies, Protestant Theological University Institute for Centre for Religion and Heritage, University of Groningen


  • Ritual
  • Digital Ritual
  • Digital Society
  • Ritual Theory
  • Death Studies
  • Pilgrimage
  • Digital Memorials
  • digital culture
  • videogames


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