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Origin and functions of sacrifice: its traces in modern social and political acts

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Author(s): Tikhonova O. N.

Journal: Sociosfera
ISSN 2078-7081

Volume: 4;
Start page: 143;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: traditional religions | sacrifice | functions of religion | politics.

ABSTRACT
The ritual of sacrifice has many functions: it includes not a worldview function only but social, economic and political functions as well. It appeared in the culture that passed through the stage of hunting and gathering and is still present in veiled (hidden)form in modern mass culture, literature, arts, politics and everyday life.
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