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Turner, 1967[edit]

Prescribed formal behavior for occasions not given over to technological routine, having reference to beliefs in mystical beings or powers.

Turner, V. The forest of symbols: Aspects of Ndembu ritual. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. 1967:19

Goffman, 1971[edit]

A perfunctory, conventionalized act through which an individual portrays his respect and regard for some object of ultimate value or to its stand-in.

Goffman, Erving. Relations in public. New York: Basic Books. 1971:62