Il diavolo, il turco, il giudeo. Rappresentazioni dell’«altro» nella cultura tradizionale siciliana

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Abstract

Today perhaps more than yesterday, the frantic search for identity is drivingtowards the creation "of an absolute otherness that looms like an enemythreatening "(al-T. Labīb 2006: 29). And this demand for identitycollective engages in recovery, construction, sometimes in the inventionof shared memories, in the construction and re-construction ofa hypothetical commonly lived past that is based on events,real or imaginary (and therefore no less "real") considered crucial(Lewis 2000: 27). The turcu niuru, or more simply u turcu, is a figurearchetypal mythical-ritual imagery, condensed "of every prejudiceanti-Arab and anti-Islamic ”(Said 2001: 35) was and remains, in spite of itof every historical change, of every reconsideration and redefinitionof the role of Western culture, white and Christian, a subject"Content and represented by a system of pre-existing categories"(Said 2001: 46) who propose him as a foreigner not only to the communitybut also and above all to humanity (Fabietti 1994: 173), thereforean enemy, indeed the enemy.
Lingua originaleItalian
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteAntropología y orientalismo. Homenaje a José Antonio González Alcantud
Pagine40-59
Numero di pagine20
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2020

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