Stratificazioni storiche del simbolismo rituale della Settimana Santa in Sicilia

Risultato della ricerca: Conference contribution

Abstract

Historical stratifications of the ritual symbolism of Holy Week in Sicily - The themes of cultural continuity, diffusion and “survival” of ritual symbolism have been at the centre of the anthropological and historical-religious debate. They become topical again in relation to the issue of the patrimonialization of immaterial goods, of “traditional” religious festivals such as Holy Week. We can and must go back to asking ourselves: can material and immaterial tokens of the past, even the remotest ones, help us understand what we observe in current festive contexts and, conversely, can current or recent past expressions of folklore give a contribution towards a clearer understanding of much older stories and rites? Do the meanings and func-tions of the rites, the motivations and the expectations of the worshippers of the present and of the past have anything in common? Are they as radically different as one might be led to think considering the chronological and spatial distance and the impossibility to demonstrate the absence of continuity solutions in worship and ritual practices?
Lingua originaleItalian
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteMIGRAZIONI E COMMERCI IN SICILIA. MODELLI DEL PASSATO COME PARADIGMA DEL PRESENTE
Pagine319-340
Numero di pagine22
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2017

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