Quote: Graham St John on anthropologist Victor Turner

" Turner’s lifelong approach was recognized by colleague Richard Schechner and others to possess a characteristic “incompleteness”—which has been both frustrating and compelling for critics, colleagues, and students. As Babcock and MacAloon 1987 states, the refusal to create a “Turnerian system or semiotics of culture” was “a matter of intellectual and, indeed, moral principle, for his was a laughing, struggling spirit that protested the indignity of any closed system” oxford

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