La mística : entre mobilisation sociale et théâtre-rituel

Abstract : This thesis describes and analyses the ritualized, kinesic and enunciative performance called mística, based its forms observed in the region of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. What is the mística? This question, which the present work attempts to answer by means of a detailed ethnography of this performance, deserves to be raised, for its form is not stable but is largely determined by the context in which it takes place. The carrying out of a mística opens a utopian, political space constituted by gestures, words, bodies and objects, so as to give rise to more or less enduring collectives. One of the specificities of this performance is that it is implemented by movements whose religious and political dimensions are intertwined. The object of this thesis is two-fold: provide an unprecedented documentation of this practice, on the one hand, and identify that which its performance enacts. Indeed, although this practice presents itself as linked to Catholicism, its performance enacts modes of thought and action that belong to Amerindian cultures. This assessment allows for hypotheses based on the heterogeneous implantation of Catholicism in this part of the world.
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Ghali Beniza. La mística : entre mobilisation sociale et théâtre-rituel. Anthropologie sociale et ethnologie. PSL Research University, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018PSLEP024⟩. ⟨tel-02141281⟩

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