Go to AfricaBib home

Go to AfricaBib home AfricaBib Go to database home

bibliographic database
Previous page New search

The free AfricaBib App for Android is available here

Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Missatges autoreferencials dels actors del ritual de l'Id-al-adˇha
Author:Alonso Cabré, MartaISNI
Periodical:(Con)textos: revista d'antropologia i investigació social (ISSN 2013-0864)
Geographic terms:Mauritania
sacrificial rites
social stratification
Abstract:This paper examines the celebration of Id-al-ad-ha or festival of sacrifice, which is a ritual performed by the Muslim community on the 10th day of the dhu-al-hijja month. The analysis is based on ethnographic examples taken from the Muslim diaspora in the area of Tarragona (Catalonia, Spain) and the Mauritanian emiral society. The phenomenon is explored through the roles played by the ritual actors. The text stresses the idea that every ritual is embedded in the specific social context from which it arises and that, at the same time, it works as a modulator of that very context by means of what Roy Rappaport calls 'auto-referential messages'. This point does not exclude the existence of a set of common denominators or canonical messages among the ritual practices in question. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in Catalan, Spanish, English and French, text in Catalan. [Journal abstract]