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Territoire, trajectoire, réseau Créativité rituelle populaire, identification et État postcolonial (Une triple étude de cas malgache)

Abstract : This work makes comparative analysis and description of three religious phenomena over the last few years in Madagascar, well enough characterized by the semantic expedient "popular creative ritual," and which can be labelled respectively as follows: anti-sorcery ceremony (1975-1983, North-East); funerary procession (oct. 2001 - jan. 2002); cult of possession (from the late 1980's, Tuléar city). Comparison of these phenomena initially highlights a certain homology between the first two with respect to the third. They are distinguished by mobility, by their coincidence with strong national circumstances, as well as by their vivid and contrasting interaction with government representatives. Analysis then points up the analogy between the first two cases and the national politics with which they are synchronic. From this study of pragmatic relationships which are active in the specific frameworks of these rituals, there emerges three models of power structuring acting as matrix of inter-subjectivity, called "territory," "trajectory," and "network." Without claiming any determining relationship "from the above", the goal in conclusion is to document the sociological activation of these models, approached in terms of legitimacy construction. In the end, it is in the construction of collective identity "from the below" and in action, through ritual, that these phenomena merit reflection and theory. It is remarkable to note that these mechanisms borrow - even as they rework - certain representations and practices from the sphere of the state, even as they integrate them with fields of ancestrality.
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Thomas Mouzard. Territoire, trajectoire, réseau Créativité rituelle populaire, identification et État postcolonial (Une triple étude de cas malgache). Anthropologie sociale et ethnologie. Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), 2011. Français. ⟨tel-00819403⟩

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