The Resource Prey into hunter : the politics of religious experience, Maurice Bloch

Prey into hunter : the politics of religious experience, Maurice Bloch

Label
Prey into hunter : the politics of religious experience
Title
Prey into hunter
Title remainder
the politics of religious experience
Statement of responsibility
Maurice Bloch
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Maurice Bloch has for many years been developing an original and influential theory of ritual. In this book he synthesizes a radical theory of religion. Rituals in a great many societies deny the transience of life and of human institutions. Bloch argues that they enact this denial by symbolically sacrificing the participants themselves, so allowing them to participate in the immortality of a transcendent entity. Such sacrifices are achieved through acts of symbolic violence, ranging from bodily mutilations to the killing of animals. The theme is developed with reference to rituals of many types, from a variety of ethnographic sources, and Bloch shows that even exogamous marriage rituals can be reinterpreted in the light of this thesis. He concludes by considering the indirect relation of symbolic and ritual violence to political violence
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bloch, Maurice
Index
index present
LC call number
BL570
LC item number
.B53 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Violence
  • Sacrifice
  • Experience (Religion)
  • Religion and civilization
  • Geweld
  • Offer
  • Offers
  • Politiek geweld
  • Riten
  • Symbolen
  • Violence
  • Sacrifice d'animaux
  • Expérience religieuse
  • Religion et civilisation
  • Experience (Religion)
  • Religion and civilization
  • Sacrifice
  • Violence
  • Offer
  • Riten
  • Geweld
  • Offers
  • Politiek geweld
  • Symbolen
  • Ethnologie.
  • Rites et cérémonies
  • Violence
  • Religion et civilisation
  • Sacrifice
  • Expérience religieuse
  • Religiöse Erfahrung
  • Gewalt
  • Religion
  • Opfer
Label
Prey into hunter : the politics of religious experience, Maurice Bloch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 110-113) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Initiation
  • Sacrifice
  • Cosmogony and the state
  • Marriage
  • Millenarianism
  • Myth
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 117 pages
Isbn
9780521411547
Lccn
91011357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23216936
  • (OCoLC)ocm23216936
Label
Prey into hunter : the politics of religious experience, Maurice Bloch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 110-113) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Initiation
  • Sacrifice
  • Cosmogony and the state
  • Marriage
  • Millenarianism
  • Myth
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 117 pages
Isbn
9780521411547
Lccn
91011357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23216936
  • (OCoLC)ocm23216936

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