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Mais où sont les Javari d'antan ?

Abstract : For some years now, the Trumai people (from the Brazilian Amazon) have endeavored to revive the « Javari » ritual which combines such themes as war, alliance and the honoring of the dead. Despite their reputation as masters of this ritual, the Trumai had ceased to take part in it several decades ago, unlike their partners and rivals of the High Xingu society. By comparing their respective ethnographies, which cover half a century, the authors have attempted to reflect on the changes and repetitions affecting tradition in a society haunted by the « figure » of disparition. In their re-enactment of the ritual, the Trumai attach to the present images of the past that are as much the fruit of their imagination as that of unconscious knowledge ; in this attempt at reconfiguration and contrary to their own intentions, they actually re-immerse themselves, as a collective entity, in the renewal of the old schemes conveyed by the myths, and their application to everyday practice before it all falls into complete oblivion.
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Aurore Monod Becquelin, Emmanuel Vienne. Mais où sont les Javari d'antan ?., Association, 2016, Dossier Retour aux rituels (33). ⟨hal-01610399⟩



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