September 1991
Estudios Sobre las Culturas Contemporáneas;sep1991, Vol. 4 Issue 11, p199
Academic Journal
Starting from an ethnographic research scheme, there is a proposal for taking description up to the level of organization of sense; from maps and cartography up to the rules and grammar of social life. Action and sense constitute the center of human life. Social composition is configured at several levels; the most evident one, everyday life, is the lower; the deepest, sense of life, is the higher. Religion is at the higher level, but it affects the whole organization of social life. Social actors play their roles on two elementary stages, a public and a private one, but there is a third one: that of transcendence, that of sense, that of the contact with nothing else than an invisible point, the third shore.


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