Fall 2013

Ideology, Ritual Practice, and Cultural Heritage

This third issue of SPECTRUM includes seven research articles, as well as a poetry contribution to our new “Creative Forum.” In this issue, contributors examine a diverse array of topics that touch on ideology and ritual practice in a variety of social contexts, as well as the importance of preserving and protecting the world’s cultural heritage. Here we introduce the articles and discuss some of these major themes that are explored in this issue.


Ideology, Ritual Practice, and Cultural Heritage: An Introduction
Eleanor Harrison-Buck and Svetlana Peshkova


A Poem from Falluja
Austin Clifford Brooks


Eleanor Harrison-Buck
Svetlana Peshkova