pulling down of the larynx in man but also to the heightening of the palate and Man and the Sacred is the English translation of Roger Caillois’ L’Homme et le. Roger Caillois was a French intellectual whose idiosyncratic work brought together literary criticism, sociology, and philosophy by focusing on diverse subjects such as games, play as well as the sacred. . Man and the Sacred, trans . by Meyer Barash. New York, Free Press of Glencoe, Man, Play and Games, trans. by. Title, Man and the Sacred. Author, Roger Caillois. Edition, 2. Publisher, Free Press of Glencoe, Original from, the University of California. Digitized, Jan

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Read, highlight, ane take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Account Options Sign in. In Man and the Sacred, Caillois demonstrates how humanity’s ambiguous attitude toward the sacred influences behavior and My library Help Advanced Book Search. University of Illinois Press Amazon. Man and the Sacred.


University of Illinois Press- Religion – pages. Throughout the world, people believe that much of what they do is accidental, ordinary, and inconsequential, while other acts can bring on divine retribution or earn eternal grace.

Roger Caillois

In Man and the SacredCaillois demonstrates how humanity’s ambiguous attitude toward the sacred influences behavior and culture. Drawing on a diverse array of ethnographic sacref, including the sexual rituals of the Ba-Thong of South Africa and evidence drawn from aboriginal Australian, Eskimo, and traditional Chinese social systems, Caillois analyzes the role of the forbidden in the social cohesion of the group.

He examines the character of the sacred in the light of specific instances of taboos and transgressions, exploring wide differences in attitudes toward diet and sex and extreme behaviors associated with the sacred, such as rapture and paroxysm. He also discusses the festival–an exuberant explosion following a period of strict repression–and compares its functions with those of modern war.

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A classic study of one of the most fundamental aspects of human social and spiritual life, Man and the Sacred–presented here in Meyer Barash’s superb English translation–is a companion volume to Caillois’s Man, Play and Games. Selected pages Title Page. Genral Interrelationships of the Sacred and the Profane.


The Ambiguity of the Sacred. The Sacred as Respect Theory of Taboo.

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The Sacred as Transgression Theory of the Festival. Sex and the Sacred Sexual Purification.

Play and the Sacred. War and the Sacred. Man and the Sacred Roger Caillois Snippet view – His books included works of anthropology, sociology, swcred, art, and literary criticism.

Meyer Barash, coeditor of Marriage and the Family:

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