Sacral transfiguration of civil society : ‘Āshūra’ celebrations in Lebanon

Benedicty Robert: Sacral transfiguration of civil society : ‘Āshūra’ celebrations in Lebanon. In: Politics, feasts, festivals 4. pp. 243-250. (2014)

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‘Āshūra’ celebrations are nowadays some of the most forceful moments of Shiite community life in Lebanon. ‘Āshūra’ is the commemoration of Imām Husain’s martyr in the Karbalā’ battle (680). This founding event expresses – according to Mussā AL-SADR – ‘the Shiite paradigm of history’. From an anthropologist’s point of view, ‘Āshūra’ festivities are a coherent number of semiotic instruments which the shiite community uses to represent its vision of the world in its main components as well as its fundamental moral values, in scenic form. thus, articles of faith and moral values become a lived experience in the present time through this scenic representation. it is a complex metamorphosis that occurs in the mental experience of the viewers, who then become celebrating actors.

Item Type: Book Section
Heading title: Politics in rituals
Journal or Publication Title: Politics, feasts, festivals
Date: 2014
Number: 4
ISSN: 2064-4825
ISBN: 978-963-306-254-8
Page Range: pp. 243-250
Series Name: A vallási kultúrakutatás könyvei
Language: English
Event Title: International Society for Ethnology and Folklore : Working group on the ritual year : annual conference (9.) (2013) (Szeged)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Ünnep, Iszlám vallás
Additional Information: Összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 06. Humanities
06. Humanities > 06.03. Philosophy, ethics and religion
Date Deposited: 2020. May. 20. 15:05
Last Modified: 2021. Nov. 24. 10:17

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