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Montrer l’autre pour dire le soi, montrer le soi pour dire l’autre. La « farce des Nègres » du bas-Tapajós (Amazonie brésilienne)

Abstract : A distinctive feature of celebrations of patron saints’ days in the Brazilian Amazon is that they insert carnivalesque elements into the religious activities. In general, a votive mast is cut down on the last day of the novena. In the villages of the Lower Tapajós basin, this ritual is accompanied by a "Negroes’ Farce", portraying with grotesque humour a caricatural family of Blacks. We shall present a structural study of this farce, showing that beneath its entertaining aspects, it is a way of reflecting on the place of the métis peasant in the Amazon region, and of restoring the significance of the Catholic festival, namely the veneration of a local patron saint and a dialogue with the entities safeguarding social reproduction.
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Émilie Stoll. Montrer l’autre pour dire le soi, montrer le soi pour dire l’autre. La « farce des Nègres » du bas-Tapajós (Amazonie brésilienne). Gradhiva : revue d'histoire et d'archives de l'anthropologie , Musée du quai Branly, 2015, COSMOS, pp.192-221. ⟨10.4000/gradhiva.3085⟩. ⟨halshs-01837883⟩

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