Blood Sacrifice and the Nation: Totem Rituals and the American Flag

Blood Sacrifice and the Nation: Totem Rituals and the American Flag

CarolynMarvin David W. Ingle / Apr 04, 2020

Blood Sacrifice and the Nation Totem Rituals and the American Flag American patriotism is a civil religion organized around a sacred flag Its followers engage in periodic blood sacrifice of their own children to unify the group Using an anthropological theory this g

  • Title: Blood Sacrifice and the Nation: Totem Rituals and the American Flag
  • Author: CarolynMarvin David W. Ingle
  • ISBN: 9780521626095
  • Page: 125
  • Format: Paperback
  • American patriotism is a civil religion organized around a sacred flag Its followers engage in periodic blood sacrifice of their own children to unify the group Using an anthropological theory, this groundbreaking book presents and explains the ritual sacrifices and regeneration that constitute American nationalism, the factors making particular elections or wars successAmerican patriotism is a civil religion organized around a sacred flag Its followers engage in periodic blood sacrifice of their own children to unify the group Using an anthropological theory, this groundbreaking book presents and explains the ritual sacrifices and regeneration that constitute American nationalism, the factors making particular elections or wars successful or unsuccessful rituals, the role of the mass media in the process, and the sense of malaise that has pervaded American society during the post World War II period.

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      • CarolynMarvin David W. Ingle

        Carolyn Marvin is the Frances Yates Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication note there are two authors with the same name


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    1. This really was such a fascinating read. It traces American nationalism and how this can even be considered a 'religion', with the flag as its principal symbol. After mentioning it in one of our Religious Studies lessons, I was interested to think about th flag in more depth and I was not disappointed. Also, laced with modern history and studies, you end up learning even more than you would expect.


    2. This is a very intriguing book which posits that the flag is the totem of an American civil religion of patriotism. During war, bodies are sacrificed to the flag. In America, the flag is the chief totem but there are many affiliative groups which seek to wrest power away such as the KKK, religious groups, gangs, etc. There can be only one killing authority, and that is the flag. All other groups are allowed to exist in America o long as they don't try to kill. This helps explain why Americans ar [...]


    3. The point they are making is a simple one: religion is optional in American culture. It is okay to blaspheme or mock any and every religious belief. But it is not okay to mock the flag. You are not allowed to kill for your religious beliefs in our society. Anyone who does is a fanatic, an extremist, and a terrorist. But you can and must kill for the nation-state. See my full review at wordsbecamebooks/2014/08/0


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