Valeurs sociales et kisgu (totem) dans les récits littéraires et anthropologiques: une réflexion sur le contexte burkinabè

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Abstract

Much os the most thorough nthropological research that deals with totemism in West Africa suggests that totem practices contain a representation of social values as well as continuing negotiations and interpretations of
these values. This helps totemic practices to survive as social institutions in the region. In this article, the author proposes that we may situate this research in relation to a study of Burkinabè traditional tales and the novels Crépuscule des temps anciens (1962) by Nazi Boni and La Traversée nocturne
(2004) by Isaac Bazié in order to demonstrate how literary narratives may contribute to a better
understanding of the complexity of such negotiations and interpretations.
Translated title of the contributionSociale værdier og kisgu (totem) i litterære og antropologiske former:: refleksioner over den den burkinske kontekst (Burkina Faso)
Original languageFrench
JournalScience et technique, Lettre, Sciences sociales et humaines
Pages (from-to)213-232
Number of pages29
ISSN1011-6028
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2015

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