Self-Presentation and Common Cultural Structures in Ngoma Rituals of Southern Africa

  title={Self-Presentation and Common Cultural Structures in Ngoma Rituals of Southern Africa},
  author={John M. Janzen},
  journal={Journal of Religion in Africa},
  • J. Janzen
  • Published 1995
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Religion in Africa
L'A. s'interesse aux lieux d'Afrique du Sud ou se pratique la divination (ngoma). Il tente de comprendre le mode unitaire de fonctionnement du ngoma en Afrique du Sud en termes de conscience: comme une realisation de l'oppression et une volonte de lutter contre elle, comme un ensemble de mots qui represente une approche particuliere de la perception, de l'interpretation et de l'action a l'egard du malheur. Enfin, il l'aborde sous l'angle des recits des individus qui cherchent a depasser les… Expand
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