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FROM MARCEL MAUSS TO RENÉ GIRARD . THE STRUCTURE AND MEANING OF SACRIFICE: FROM M. MAUSS TO R. GIRARD Even for Hubert. SACRIFICE: ITS NATURE AND FUNCTION. By Henry Hubert and Marcel Mauss. Mauss, after his work on sacrifice concluded that sacrificial ritual belonged to. the development of sacrifice through the stages of magic rite, piacular sacrifice and communion In the following theory of Hubert and Mauss we have the first.

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Sacrifice: Its Nature and Functions

In this interview, Dr Nick Allen formerly Reader in the Social Anthropology of South Asia, University of Oxford focuses on a short essay written in by two French scholars, Henri Hbert and Marcel Mauss, representing the thinking of the emerging field of Durkheimian sociologie in the latter years of the nineteenth-century.

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Sacrifice is the ritualized and violent destruction sacriifce a consecrated life to the supernatural realm, or a supernatural being for the purpose of a reciprocal benefit. It smells like Foucault but it’s fun to think about: Perhaps it could be worked the other way around: Codex Magliabechiano, 16th cen. Nick Allen Tim Howles.

Under this definition, attendant, gift, meal, substitution, communication, construction, and cathartic sacrifice can all be considered true types of sacrifice provided that all of the conditions consecration, the destruction of hubret, and gifting of an object of sacrifice to the superhuman realm or a supernatural being are met.

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Giusy Urbano rated it it was amazing Aug 28, Since when did we start to differentiate between the longing for fertility and the redemption of crime?

3. Henri Hubert, Marcel Mauss and Sacrifice

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It proposes an origin for sacrifice of a god as in Christianity rather than to gods, and having defined sacrifice as effecting communication between the sacred and profane, explores its function, which can for instance be one either of sacralization or of desacralization the latter including scapegoat rituals.

Anne Porter and Glenn M. This definition creates a concept that is generalized enough to span multiple, and more specific cultural sacifice while specifying a clear separation from mere ritual killings. Igor Holanda rated it really liked it Nov 19, A summary is offered of the very dense argument, which concentrates on comparing animal sacrifice in Vedic India and early Judaism.

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Appalachian Naturegirl rated it it was amazing Nov 16, Also related to the theory of Van Baal is the point that the sacrifice is offered to a supernatural being, which distinguishes this definition from a mere ritual killing, while the violent act of the sacrifice itself separates an offering from a true sacrifice.


Kamyar mauuss it really liked it Jul 07, Justin Berardi ,auss a senior in history. Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service.

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Sacrifice: Its Nature and Functions by Henri Hubert

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Its Nature and Functions by Henri Hubert. Dec 19, rated it really liked it Shelves: He sees a clear distinction between hbuert offering and sacrifice, but, as opposed to the view of Hubert and Mauss, does not hold their sacred nature as a necessary feature of either. The essay emphasizes the variety within sacriice practice and the potential incompatibility of sacrifice and totemism. Classical, Early, and Medieval Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval Poetry and Poets: After the destruction of the life of the goat, the sacrificer drinks the blood from the headless animal.