Pluriel

University platform for research on Islam

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Référence :

In Faire communauté à distance du communautarisme. L’entreprise au défi des religions. Chronique Sociale, 2017, 17-26.

 

French

2017

Community and communitarianism: terminological paths and historical fates

“Community” and “communitarianism” are generally ill-defined terms and can be used in a derogatory way. However, “community” is not synonymous with “communitarianism” and does not necessarily generate a drift. Where one builds a coherent group, the other refers to the idea of exclusivity and is perceived as a threat. In short, the two terms are clearly distinct, each having its own semantic path and historical destiny according to socio-political contexts.

“Communauté” et “communautarisme” sont des vocables généralement mal définis et peuvent être employés d’une façon péjorative. Pourtant, “communauté” n’est pas synonyme de “communautarisme” et ne génère pas nécessairement une dérive. Là où l’un construit un groupe cohérent, l’autre renvoie à l’idée de l’exclusivité et est perçu comme une menace. En définitive, les deux termes sont nettement distincts, ayant chacun son propre parcours sémantique et son destin historique selon les contextes sociopolitiques.

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Islam & Otherness. Proceedings of the Pluriel congress in Beirut

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From Islamic Reference to Conservative Pragmatism – The Sinuous Paths of the Moroccan JDP Discourse

"The relationship between the political and religious fields in Morocco is generally based on tactical choices and pragmatic issues, often far from simple ideological orientations. In this context,...

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Authority in Islam. What regulation? Proceedings of the symposium.

“It is often said: “”no clergy in Islam””. In the absence of a hierarchical and universal magisterial authority, what are the instances and figures that serve as regul...

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Religious Radicalism. The Challenges of an Ill-Defined Concept in Europe

Ali Mostfa, professor of linguistics and discourse analysis at the Catholic University of Lyon, analyses the semantic shifts about the notion of religious radicalism, particularly since the Septemb...

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Otherness And Spatial Dimension In The Arabic Language And Culture

Etymologically, the noun âkhar from the verb âkhara, rather draws the action of postponing, أَخَّرَ العَمَلَ, or temporarily deprogramming an action. al-âkhar on some other hand does not establish ...

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Discourses and strategies of otherness: Crossed perspectives and analyses

Summary: The interest of discourse analysis is to highlight the articulations of texts and social locations (Maingueneau, 2012). Questioning the functioning of these formations and the conditions o...

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Religious radicalization. Process of a controversial concept

Introduction : I would like to seize the opportunity of my first participation to the Mediterranean website to raise the issue of radicalisation as a concept, which has permeated the political a...

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