Spirit Possession and Personhood Among the Kel Ewey Tuareg

Rasmussen, Susan J.

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Éditeur
Cambridge University Press
Pages
196
Parution
avril 2006
Format
Livre broché
Langue
Anglais
Dimensions
228 × 152 × 11 cm
EAN
9780521025775
  • Résumé

Tuareg women are sometimes possessed by spirits called 'the people of solitude', from which they are released by an evening ritual. Susan Rasmussen analyses symbolism and aesthetic values, provides case studies, and reviews what local people think about the meaning of possession.
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