Roth also crafts a climactic event that highlights the connections among Marcus's misguided attempts to ritualize and traditionalize
, the distortion of wartime ritual, the collision of variant rituals at Winesburg, and the Winesburg administration's suffocating traditionalism.
Although some of us may feel we need to traditionalize
our attire, sartorial alterations are relatively easy to make.
One might argue that the National Outlook Movement, unlike other Islamic movements, has not negated tradition but has sought rather to traditionalize
the past by creating an invented ideal Ottoman society that would serve as a model for restructuring the present and the future.
Afghanistan, Sudan, and Somalia are a few tragic recent examples of indigenous movements that destroy civil society and traditionalize
authoritarianism under the banner of either religious authenticity or nationalism.
Naidus definitively Jewish--as the exhibition effectively does--is to traditionalize
and essentialize her Jewishness, even as Na idus's work itself makes us aware of and ironizes that process of traditionalization.