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Religious act, public space: reflections on some Geertzian concepts
The Journal of North African Studies / Clifford Geertz in Morocco
Ce numéro porte en sous-titre : Islam Re-Observed
This paper examines theoretical and methodological implications of Clifford Geertz's approach to religion as he formulated it in 'Religion as a cultural system' (Geertz 1966), where religion and culture seem to be defined as functional equivalents. The paper considers religious symbols in the public space, using two examples from contemporary reality - one being a certain expression spoken by the copilot of Egypt Air Flight 990, the other being the headscarf controversy in France - in order to explore how the anthropologist relates the microsituations he observes to an all-embracing context
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