Opposing Ideologies: The Function of Sacrifice in the Contemporary Construction of Extremist Communities.
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Bachelor of Arts
Sociology and Anthropology
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Through this essay a Foucauldian understanding of the state and state power dismantles conceptions of extremism and creates a new identifier known as “oppositional ideologies.” This new identifier is then applied in the context on René Gerard’s theory of sacrifice and the function of sacrifice is explored through a cross-cultural analysis of wahhabism/salafisism and white nationalism.
Matteson, Gabriel, "Opposing Ideologies: The Function of Sacrifice in the Contemporary Construction of Extremist Communities." (2022). Student Research Submissions. 466.