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La contamination du sacré. Pensée magique ou réalité sémiotique

Abstract : This paper proposes a socio-semiotic analysis of the question of contamination of the sacred on the basis of contact with relics, which runs through numerous anthropological studies. While anthropological texts describe the idea of transferring the sacred from relics as a chemical operation with clearly defined consequences, they say nothing about the question of meaning. How is meaning being created when belief has it that the sacred is spread about, projected from the relic onto other objects? How can the contamination of the sacred be translated into the contamination of sacred meaning?
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Stéphane Dufour. La contamination du sacré. Pensée magique ou réalité sémiotique. Epistémè : revue internationale de sciences humaines et sociales appliquées / 에피스테메, Center for applied cultural science, Korea university, Séoul, 2017, contamination,diffusion, transmission in the cultural horizons, 17, pp.3-17. ⟨halshs-02483712⟩



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