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L'interprétation populaire de la maladie et de la guérison à l'île de la Réunion

Jacqueline Andoche 1 
1 CRLHOI - Centre de Recherches Littéraires et Historiques de l'Océan Indien
CCLC - Contacts de Cultures, de Littératures et de Civilisations
Abstract : In the Reunion Island, disease is interpreted most commonly in terms of a logic of projection, which renders its cause irrelevant. Therapy is designed to return the disease to the world from which it originated (nature or the spirit world) through expulsion or exorcism. This way of doing, which reflects a relation with another place and other people, enables a multi-ethnic society, originating as a meeting point for different cultures, to interpret social relations. The identified persecutor is ail the more accused because he is differentiated culturally and socially from the ethnie group of his victim.
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Jacqueline Andoche. L'interprétation populaire de la maladie et de la guérison à l'île de la Réunion. Sciences Sociales et Santé, John Libbey, 1988, 6 (3-4), pp.145 - 165. ⟨10.3406/sosan.1988.1108⟩. ⟨hal-03450446⟩



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