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PROFANE. That which has not been consecrated. By a profane place is understood one which is neither sacred, nor sanctified, nor religious. Dig. 11, 7, 2, 4. Vide Things.

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Therefore, beyond the ostensibly psychopathological nature of his behavior, Vincent's aimless actions also exemplify what Giorgio Agamben calls profanation, the restoration of objects, bodies, spaces that capitalism placed into a separate, sacred sphere of commodification to free use by becoming indifferent to the ends they served on the marketplace.
The paper concludes by exploring Agamben's notion of 'profanation' as an adequate political response to the dispositif of resilient urbanism.
Les relations entre Afghanistan et Etats-Unis sont au plus bas, apres les emeutes liees a une profanation du Coran, mardi dans une base americaine, et l'assassinat de deux officiers americains samedi au sein du ministere de l'Interieur, estiment des analystes.
Our concern here will be with O'Connor's framing of that social indictment--indeed her very construction of that indictment--in the often explicit registers of profanation: in the language and thematics of blasphemy, and in the material desecrations of sacrilege.
(2) Yet, despite what will at times appear to be a complete jettisoning of the theological endeavor as we have known it (through his later emphatic calls for a "profanation" of our world), I believe that Agamben's presentation of the messianic reveals to us how no definition of the human being, including our bodies, sexuality, and gender, can be properly articulated without a necessary theological account being given of it.
Kings, reason, wonder, and profanation. Heller's Beckmann is a creature of World War I who understood early on the dangers of National Socialism.
Silvandre refuses, however, to allow profanation of "ce saint lieu" by the unworthy body of the inconstant, who desires to see for himself the Laws of Love in order to refute Silvandre's reading (2:5.183-84).
M.Sbih a enumere les [beaucoup moins que]nombreuses et graves[beaucoup plus grand que] profanations commises par les militaires israeliens dans les Lieux sacres musulmans et chretiens, assurant que les habitants d'El Qods continueront de defendre ces Lieux et reclament un soutien.
I would argue that the Kol Nidre functions less as what we commonly think of as "prayer" than as an instance of what Giorgio Agamben calls profanation. "To profane," as Agamben defines it, means "to remove something from the realm of the sacred [and return it] to the use and property of men" (2007, 73).
It would provide, then, a purely immanent dwelling inasmuch as it would also seek to eradicate the traditionally theological-hence, to profane our world of its ontotheological claims, which he seeks to express in his conceptualization of the 'coming task' of profanation. There is no doubt that a profound rereading of humanity is at work here, from its smallest philosophical distinctions to its greatest religious aspirations.
'Parody' presents another thought of profanation, with parody defining the comical removal of majesty from sovereign themes (divinity, love, the good) in favor of language alone.
Bataille, en d'autres roots, indique ici la substitution possible des noms ("Maman" au lieu de "Vinteuil"), sans toutefois oser l'operer: la profanation du texte d'autrui n'a donc pas lieu, l'auteur, sur le point de toucher au texte de Proust, s'arretant juste a temps.