This article develops a reflection on the relationship among between cult, celebration, and sacrificial substitution in the foundation of human time-space. For this purpose, the author resorts to D. H. Lawrence´s novel The Plumed Serpent, where a bullfight is depicted. For reading this fragment of the novel, the argument articulating the text has as an finds expository support in René Girad´s concept of the scapegoat, the concept of fetishism developed by Auguste Comte, and Michel Serres´ analysis on the of sacrificial exchange which supports the whole totality of human social practice.
|Translated title of the contribution||Spacegoat, sacrificial exchange, violence and corporality|
|Journal||Sociologia, Problemas e Praticas|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2020|