Why Sacred Lands Are Not Indivisible: The Cognitive Foundations of Sacralising Land

  title={Why Sacred Lands Are Not Indivisible: The Cognitive Foundations of Sacralising Land},
  author={Richard Sosis},
  journal={Journal of terrorism research},
  • R. Sosis
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • Journal of terrorism research
Numerous political analysts have argued that conflicts over sacred land are intractable. These scholars maintain that sacred lands are psychologically perceived as indivisible, or alternatively, in the sociological tradition, their indivisibility is a social fact. Moreover, religious beliefs are viewed as stagnant and resistant to change. Consequently, resolving such conflicts is fraught with difficulty, and even if a truce could be imposed, it would be unstable and violence would eventually… Expand

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