Drycleaners of the Soul

Drycleaners of the Soul
Author: Richard Aslan
Publisher: Circadian
Language: English
Pages: 107
Size: 15 x 10.5 cm
Weight: 138 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9783947516049
Availability: In stock
Price: €11.00
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Drycleaners of the Soul is a practical guide for the queer ritualist. It examines the intersection of queerness, marginalisation, and ritual and question the role ritual can play in establishing a Queer Tradition. By Richard Aslan.

From the chwal of Haitian Vodou, to Korean shamans, and third-gender hijra in India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh, queer individuals are used by societies across the world to process dangerous and difficult emotions through ritual action. Drycleaners of the Soul interrogates queer as a social function in the hope of uncovering a Queer Tradition. Part practical guide, part hypothesis, part case study, it examines the intersection of queerness, marginalisation, and ritual.