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Le sezisman, une approche ethno-psychologique de la frayeur

Abstract : Beyond its biological basis and universal nature, fright and its consequences have always been culturally treated. Cultures integrate psychological distress in their world by naming and treating it with their own tested techniques. The cultural healing of fright passes by the development of knowledge and knowhow. All cultures know the ability of fright to transform personality. Sometimes, fright can be ritually used to cause a change, a metamorphosis corresponding to social waiting. Mostly however, fright remains undergone by victims and is likely to cause harmful changes. This article is interested in this last case of figure from an transcultural point of view. At Reunion Is., fright is named sézisman, its healing is based on beliefs, knowledge and specific techniques founded on metaphor.
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Jacques Brandibas. Le sezisman, une approche ethno-psychologique de la frayeur. Kabaro, revue internationale des Sciences de l'Homme et des Sociétés, L'Harmattan ; Université de La Réunion, 2010, Construction identitaire et interculturalité dans le monde indo-océanique, V (6-7), pp.187-195. ⟨hal-03538418⟩



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