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dc.contributor.editorGil-Gimeno, Javier
dc.contributor.editorBeriain, Josetxo
dc.contributor.editorSánchez Capdequí, Celso
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-11T13:45:26Z
dc.date.available2022-01-11T13:45:26Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifierONIX_20220111_9783036520759_628
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/76893
dc.description.abstractThe focus of this Special Issue is the analysis of the role played by sacrifice in complex secular and modern societies, in which, the concept of ‘emotional self-restriction' (Freud, 201; Elias, 2009), as a keystone of civilization, has collapsed. Today, the old idea of sacrifice is superseded by the idea of ‘useless sacrifice’ (Duvignaud, 1997), not because the logic of excess carried by sacrifice is opposite to the capitalistic idea of efficacy, but mainly because the contemporary actor is far away from any ideas of containment, restraint, or control. At the base of current civilizations, ‘instinctive sacrifice’ is not yet the rule. We could be closer to a new version of the ‘intellectual sacrifice’ (Weber, 2004). The weakening of the forces of transcendence (Reckwitz, 2012) in the secular age sets up spaces of ‘symbolic exchange’ (Baudrillard, 1980), which play the articulator role in our hyperfragmented society. In this context, the idea of compensatory loss remains present in current wars and migratory conflicts, in the economic life of unregulated capitalism, in the new imperative of corporal beauty, in global sports competitions, and so on. All of these are contexts, current contexts, where sacrifice plays a substantive role for understanding our age. In Merlin Donald’s terms of “evolutive evolution” (1991) and with the force that drives the dynamics of change through all societies, we understand that sacrifice performs a role in current societies, but a role in which its meaning as well as its function have already changed. The aim of this Special Issue is to analyze and explain what this role is, studying some of the different social faces that it presents. Our hypothesis is radically sociological, because we understand that different dynamics of change have exerted a transformative influence over sacrifice.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::N History and Archaeology::NH Historyen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JB Society and culture: general::JBF Social and ethical issuesen_US
dc.subject.othersacrifice
dc.subject.othergift
dc.subject.othervictim
dc.subject.otherpost-heroic
dc.subject.othersacralization of the person
dc.subject.otherpilgrimage
dc.subject.othersacred
dc.subject.otherfestivals
dc.subject.otherWagner
dc.subject.otherBayreuth
dc.subject.otherDurkheim
dc.subject.otheropera
dc.subject.otherimaginary
dc.subject.otherviolence
dc.subject.otherrituality
dc.subject.othercollective communion
dc.subject.otherlate modernity
dc.subject.othermartyrdom
dc.subject.otherETA
dc.subject.otherYoyes
dc.subject.otherethnography
dc.subject.otherpsychoanalysis
dc.subject.othercultural trauma
dc.subject.othervictims of terrorism
dc.subject.otherritual
dc.subject.otherperformance
dc.subject.otherexpropriation
dc.subject.othercrisis
dc.subject.otherfinancialization
dc.subject.othercapitalism
dc.subject.othersacredness of the person
dc.subject.otherself-sacrifice
dc.subject.otherexchange
dc.subject.otherrelinquishment
dc.subject.othersecular religiosity
dc.subject.othern/a
dc.titleThe Role of Sacrifice in the Secular Age
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.3390/books978-3-0365-2076-6
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy46cabcaa-dd94-4bfe-87b4-55023c1b36d0
oapen.relation.isbn9783036520759
oapen.relation.isbn9783036520766
oapen.pages126
oapen.place.publicationBasel, Switzerland


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