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Persistance des liens Ziva à Madagascar

Abstract : The « ziva », an old institution in Madagascar, keeps holding a « socialisation through the sacred » within its current range of influence. To begin with, it was a fairly flexible kind of crossed oaths which involved the relatives, then the children of two contracting ancestors from different « ethnies » (karazana). It deals mainly with keeping on peaceful terms. The article aims to emphasize some consequences, still effective today, starting from the analysis of a few references. From a social viewpoint, the « ziva » creates a strong link between the members of distinct groups despite the identity gap (which is simultaneously the very condition of the existence of the link). It is a ritual way of overcoming the identity difference in the everyday life which produces positive effects, even curative according to representations.
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Claude Engel. Persistance des liens Ziva à Madagascar. Kabaro, revue internationale des Sciences de l'Homme et des Sociétés, L'Harmattan ; Université de La Réunion, 2008, Interethnicité et Interculturalité à l’île Maurice, IV (4-5), pp.119-141. ⟨hal-03484898⟩



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