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Title: Rituals and Adolescent Practices in Schools of Kolkata
Other Titles: Social Trends, A Peer-reviewed National Journal, Vol. 8, 31-March-2021, pp 57 - 80
Authors: Bhowmick, Arunima
Keywords: Extracurricular activities
religious education
secular practices
collective effervescence
Issue Date: 31-Mar-2021
Publisher: University of North Bengal
Abstract: Extracurricular activities (ECA), as formulated and administered by the school authorities, either have strong mandates of the state and its higher education agencies or are catapulted by the socio-cultural demands nurtured by the market in terms of ‘high-value’ education. This leads to a varied experience in terms of what is enumerated and what is practiced. An eschewed observance in terms of grandeur can be seen across different types of schools. Interestingly the constant feature that cuts across all these variations is a larger belief system supporting these celebrations, guided by some grand moral imperative and parallel cultural adaptations based on their indigenous institutional affiliations. Above all, a process of ritualization is at play in all these ceremonies, often oscillating and at times overlapping between the religious and the secular.
ISSN: 2348-6538
Appears in Collections:Vol. 08 (March 2021)

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