“The looters are just expropriating what they would otherwise have bought...”. Towards the phenomenology of contemporary protest in the United States

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The article analyzes the phenomenon of social protests that swept the United States in 2020. The article considers the evolution of the concepts of “sacrifice” and “redemption” in the modern public consciousness of the USA and Europe. The author analyzes the cause-and-effect relationships of what is happening, the phenomena accompanying the protests, in particular, looting, which is perceived by the protesters not as a marginal phenomenon, but as a necessary condition for restoring social justice.

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S. A. Voronin

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Author for correspondence.
Email: svoronin.rudn@mail.ru

PhD in History

6 Miklukho-Maklay street, Moscow, Russian Federation, 117198

Boris G. Yakemenko

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Email: Borislj@mail.ru

PhD in History

6 Miklukho-Maklay street, Moscow, Russian Federation, 117198


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