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Joroterapia. Soigner avec la quête de sens

Abstract : This research analyses a practice, born from diseases that didn’t find any answers in the biomedical field. It notices that the lack of sense or a very pejorative sense attributed to the disease results in an inner disorder which is likened to « chaos ». This void of our origins has been the roots of cosmogonic myths and ancient religions which constitute the first tidying of the world in all human civilizations. Death, the biggest disorder of human history, and any situation likened to it, bring back inside each individual this chaos and the anguish of self nihilation that is indivisible from it, through the disruption of its bonds. This is what is expressed in the psychosomatic demonstrations and the « supernatural » diseases. The tidying proposed in this practice leans on the human being, individual of bond and symbolism, which needs to be re-established individually and collectively speaking. It draws its inspiration from Malagasy culture and from its connection with the ancestors. This thesis aims to contribute to fill the breach between the scientific culture and the humanities’ one by giving birth to a boundary discipline: anthropomedicine.
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Alice Ranorojaona-Pèlerin. Joroterapia. Soigner avec la quête de sens. Anthropologie sociale et ethnologie. Université de la Réunion, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018LARE0025⟩. ⟨tel-01979888v2⟩



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