Sans rêve et sans merci. Il sacro oggi - Martino Doni, Stefano Tomelleri - Vita e Pensiero - Articolo Studi di Sociologia Vita e Pensiero

Sans rêve et sans merci. Il sacro oggi

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Fascicolo STUDI DI SOCIOLOGIA - 2011 - 4
Titolo Sans rêve et sans merci. Il sacro oggi
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Editore Vita e Pensiero
Formato Articolo | Pdf
Online da 04-2011
Issn 0039-291X (stampa) | 1827-7896 (digitale)
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M. Doni - S. Tomelleri, Without Dreams and Without Mercy: The Sacred Today

This article deals with an old subject through a new approach. The old topic, maybe one of the most typical and peculiar in the social sciences, is the sacred; the new approach is represented by the intent to invert the modern (weberian) process of secularization. If Modernity is to be defined as a process of slow, inexorable removal from the holy foundation of the social bound, «post-modernity» (whatever it means) marks a kind of «return to the sacred» not in the sense of a collective conversion to the oldest forms of religious devotion, but, on the contrary, in the sense of a social «sacrifice» of what could be considered the last, most important and disturbing sphere of social attraction and affection: the consumerism.

Keywords: capitalism, consumption, devotion/conversion, emotion, sacred.

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