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Fronteiras espirituais e fronteiras nacionais: o combate às seitas na França

By Patricia Birman

Abstract

Este artigo analisa a constituição dos movimentos contra as seitas na sociedade francesa, direcionada à defesa de valores familiares, nos anos 1980. Busca destacar de que forma estes movimentos conseguiram se impor no espaço público e fazer da questão das seitas um problema relativo à integridade da nação e de seus membros. A associação entre família, homogeneidade cultural e integridade da nação, de um lado, e irracionalidade e seitas estrangeiras, de outro, fez do perigo das seitas uma ameaça aos supostos fundamentos da nação, sob a guarda da instituição familiar.<br>This paper examines the upsurge of anti-sect movements in France during the 1970s and 80s, and their accompanying defence of family values. It explores the ways in which these movements gained public attention and influence, as well as their success in transforming the issue of sects and beliefs into a problem of national and family unity. The distinct associations made between family, cultural homogeneity and national unity on one hand, and between irrational and foreign sects on the other, has transformed the perceived danger posed by the sects into a threat to the very foundations of the nation and its dependence on the family institution

Topics: Seitas, Família, Religião, Ciência, Nação, Sects, Family, Religion, Science, Nation, Anthropology, GN1-890, Geography. Anthropology. Recreation, G, DOAJ:Anthropology, DOAJ:Social Sciences, Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology, GN301-674
Publisher: Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Year: 2005
DOI identifier: 10.1590/S0104-93132005000100001
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:8b43cc6956284bf69216f41590165836
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