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Metamorphosis of the Sacrificial Victimization Imaginary Profile within the Framework of Late Modern Societies

Department Philosophy and Anthropology, Faculty Philosophy, University Santiago de Compostela, Square Mazarelos, s/n, 15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Religions 2021, 12(1), 55; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12010055
Received: 17 December 2020 / Accepted: 11 January 2021 / Published: 14 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Role of Sacrifice in the Secular Age)
This article aims to unravel the why and the how of the imaginary profile of the emerging sacrificial victim in late modern societies. To do this, first, under the influence of the formulations proposed by the French School of Sociology, the nature and the functionality of an anthropological structure linked to a rituality of sacrificial victimization surviving in the historical course of western societies are investigated. Based on this, it analyzes the characterization of the imaginary paradigm of sacrificial victimization crystallized in modernity in contrast to the dominant one in the Old Regime. Finally, the sociological keys that would account for the unique morphology of the imaginary of sacrificial victimization that emerged in late modern societies are explored in the context of the generalization of a climate of violence that transforms any individual into a potential victim of sacrifice. View Full-Text
Keywords: imaginary; sacrifice; violence; rituality; collective communion; late modernity imaginary; sacrifice; violence; rituality; collective communion; late modernity
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Carretero Pasin, A.E. Metamorphosis of the Sacrificial Victimization Imaginary Profile within the Framework of Late Modern Societies. Religions 2021, 12, 55. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12010055

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Carretero Pasin AE. Metamorphosis of the Sacrificial Victimization Imaginary Profile within the Framework of Late Modern Societies. Religions. 2021; 12(1):55. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12010055

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Carretero Pasin, Angel E. 2021. "Metamorphosis of the Sacrificial Victimization Imaginary Profile within the Framework of Late Modern Societies" Religions 12, no. 1: 55. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12010055

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