Abstract no. 402

Les Murui-Muina sont un peuple indigène d’Amazonie. Il s’agit d’une société caractérisée par un type d’alliance exogamique et de filiation patrilinéaire. Aux rapports de parenté s’ajoutent les liens cérémoniels. L’appartenance au groupe ne dépend donc que de la...

Abstract no. 369

My presentation will focus on the Angolan ritual practice of xinguilamento, which is based on possession by Ilundu spirits. The Ilundu are considered hereditary illnesses passed from generation to generation (“da geração”). The treatment of this illness requires a...

Abstract no. 338

A strong relationship between food and ritual has existed in Puri, Odisha, one of the most important pilgrim places in India’s sacred Hindu Geography. The food offering made to Lord Jagannath is transformed as Mahaprasad, greatly valued by Odiyas and other devout...

Abstract no. 174

Among the Samburu, nomadic pastoralists of northern Kenya, new social actors have emerged in recent decades. Officially affiliated to the three age-grades that compose their social system (uncircumcised boys, warriors and elders), educated Samburu play a very...

Abstract no. 129

During a research in social anthropology and a fieldwork with Vedanta students, I sought to understand the student’s perceptions and experiences about meditation, renunciation and yoga. The students understand renunciation, as taught at the course, as an internal...

Abstract no. 14

This paper addresses from the anthropology, the elements of transformation in the feast of the day of the dead among the Nahuas of central Mexico, more specifically of the Huasteca region in San Luis Potosí. Three ethnographic contexts are portrayed in which you can...