An ethnography by David Graeber
A. What are the three main stages of the Ritual Process? In what way are they similar or different from Direct Action demonstrations?
B. Please illuminate the three stages of ritual processes through three detailed ethnographic examples from Direct Action activism. What are the gendered radicalized and transnational tensions in the New York group’s DAN activism?
C. Please discuss your own family rituals (nuclear and/or extended) through the optics of the ritual process, and the manners in which your own life shares or differs from the lived experiences and activist goals and projects of the DAN.