9781640092198-1640092196-Radical Ritual: How Burning Man Changed the World

Radical Ritual: How Burning Man Changed the World

ISBN-13: 9781640092198
ISBN-10: 1640092196
Author: Shister, Neil
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Counterpoint
Format: Hardcover 336 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781640092198
ISBN-10: 1640092196
Author: Shister, Neil
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Counterpoint
Format: Hardcover 336 pages

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Acknowledged authors Shister, Neil wrote Radical Ritual: How Burning Man Changed the World comprising 336 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1640092196 and 9781640092198. Since then Radical Ritual: How Burning Man Changed the World textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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"Neil Shister's book skillfully traces the evolution of Burning Man and provides rare insights into how this cultural phenomenon is changing the world." ―Michael Mikel, founding board member of the Burning Man Project

Written from Neil Shister’s perspective as a journalist, student of American culture, and six-time participant in Burning Man, Radical Ritual presents the event as vitally, historically important. Shister contends that Burning Man is a significant player in the avant-garde, forging new social paradigms as liberal democracy unravels. Burning Man’s contribution to this new order is postmodern, a fusion of sixties humanism with state-of-the-art Silicon Valley wizardry.

Shister is not alone in his opinion. In 2018, the Smithsonian dedicated its entire Renwick Gallery, located next door to the White House, to an exhibition of Burning Man art and culture. The festival intertwines conservative and progressive ideas. On one hand it is a celebration of self-reliance, personal accountability, and individual freedom; on the other hand it is based on strong values of inclusion, consensual decision making, and centered, collaborative endeavor.

In a wonderful mix of narrative storytelling and reportage, Radical Ritual discusses how Burning Man has impacted the art world, disaster relief, urban renewal, the utilization of renewable energy, and even the corporate governance of Google. The story concludes with the sudden death in April 2018 of Larry Harvey, now renowned as the philosophical epicenter of the movement.

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