Theory, the uncanny and the sacred
This paper examines the related but different concepts of the uncanny and the sacred. Drawing on two cases – one fictional and one real – and using Žižek’s Symbolic-Real-Imaginary as an organising frame, the paper analyses how the uncanny and the sacred are connected. It then proceeds to examine the role of theorising in sacralising the uncanny and profaning the sacred. Finally, it briefly discusses how theory might be re-enchanted.
Zizek , Uncanny , Sacred , Theory
Kavanagh, D. (2014) 'Theory, the uncanny and the sacred', 30th EGOS Colloquium: Reimagining, Rethinking, Reshaping: Organizational Scholarship in Unsettled Times, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 3-5 July.
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