Les nouveaux sens du sacrifice musulman. Une ethnographie du changement rituel à Istanbul (Turquie)

Abstract : The new meanings of Muslim sacrifice. An ethnography of ritual change in Istanbul (Turquie) Exploring some of the contemporary shapes of the muslim sacrifice, drawing from ethnographic fieldworks conducted in Istanbul (Turkey), this paper questions the relationship between ritual and change by confronting a ritual pattern to its adaptations and transformations. The selected examples illustrate the tension between a sacrificial imagination marked by the repetition and enacting of a foundational and examplar gesture (the ibrahimian sacrifice), and a set of concrete conditions and external constraints which at once redefine deeply, and reactivate under new forms the sacrificial rituality. After focusing on the main characteristics of the muslim sacrifice, the accent is put on two modes : the commercialisation and merchandizing of the ritual ; the humanitarian practice of sacrifice. These growing trends to the delegation of sacrifice through specialized organizations (commercial or humanitarian) reveal the shapes and stakes of ritual innovations which, while trying to conciliate tradition and modernity, questions the representations and meanings (intimate as well as collective) of the ritual, its symbolics and pragmatics.
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Olivier Givre. Les nouveaux sens du sacrifice musulman. Une ethnographie du changement rituel à Istanbul (Turquie). ethnographiques.org, Association Ethnographiques.org, 2017, ⟨http://www.ethnographiques.org/2016/Givre⟩. ⟨hal-01476849⟩

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