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En ändamålsenlig vigselritual: Om löften, böner, yta och djup
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies, Ethnology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2194-0670
2015 (Swedish)In: Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, ISSN 1102-7908, Vol. 24, no 2, 13-23 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A Proper Wedding

A proper wedding, according to popular expectations in contemporary Sweden, should be large and carefully planned, and take place in a church. This paper describes how such elaborate weddings can produce mixed feelings among clergy in the Church of Sweden, and how the organisation promotes the idea that a small and simple wedding is a good wedding. Furthermore, the paper shows how the wedding service has been discussed and reformed in the current process of revising the Book of Worship of the Church of Sweden, and finally reflects upon some alternatives when it comes to presenting, performing and perceiving the ritual. The paper can be read as an experiment in thinking about ritual form, but also as a window into current challenges and processes of change in the former state Church of Sweden.  

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2015. Vol. 24, no 2, 13-23 p.
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wedding, ritual, service, Protestantism, simplicity, sincerity
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-122150OAI: diva2:865184
Available from: 2015-10-27 Created: 2015-10-27 Last updated: 2015-10-29Bibliographically approved

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