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Eloquent bodies : Rituals in the Context of Alleviating Suffering

Hornborg, Anne-Christine LU (2005) In Numen 52. p.356-394
Abstract
It seems that the revitalization of traditional rituals has been an

effective way of developing a new embodiment and identity. The ability of

the Canadian Mi'kmaq Indians to rework the cultural body, historically

imposed on them by the dominant society, opens the way to weeding out

destructive patterns unconsciously or consciously embedded historically in

their bodies. The ritual opens up opportunities to explore new habitus and

to employ the body in a domain shared with like-minded peers so as to

facilitate new ways of approaching the world. The rituals thus provide

redemptive opportunities for bodies that have been disempowered by

hegemonic contexts, and... (More)
It seems that the revitalization of traditional rituals has been an

effective way of developing a new embodiment and identity. The ability of

the Canadian Mi'kmaq Indians to rework the cultural body, historically

imposed on them by the dominant society, opens the way to weeding out

destructive patterns unconsciously or consciously embedded historically in

their bodies. The ritual opens up opportunities to explore new habitus and

to employ the body in a domain shared with like-minded peers so as to

facilitate new ways of approaching the world. The rituals thus provide

redemptive opportunities for bodies that have been disempowered by

hegemonic contexts, and simultaneously offer social affirmation of the new

way of being in the world. (Less)
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phenomenology, Canadian Mi'kmaq Indians, embodiment, ritual
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Numen
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52
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356 - 394
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Brill Academic Publishers
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  • WOS:000233096300003
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0029-5973
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10.1163/156852705774342806
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English
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  abstract     = {It seems that the revitalization of traditional rituals has been an<br/><br>
effective way of developing a new embodiment and identity. The ability of<br/><br>
the Canadian Mi'kmaq Indians to rework the cultural body, historically<br/><br>
imposed on them by the dominant society, opens the way to weeding out<br/><br>
destructive patterns unconsciously or consciously embedded historically in<br/><br>
their bodies. The ritual opens up opportunities to explore new habitus and<br/><br>
to employ the body in a domain shared with like-minded peers so as to<br/><br>
facilitate new ways of approaching the world. The rituals thus provide<br/><br>
redemptive opportunities for bodies that have been disempowered by<br/><br>
hegemonic contexts, and simultaneously offer social affirmation of the new<br/><br>
way of being in the world.},
  author       = {Hornborg, Anne-Christine},
  issn         = {0029-5973},
  keyword      = {phenomenology,Canadian Mi'kmaq Indians,embodiment,ritual},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {356--394},
  publisher    = {ARRAY(0x9250998)},
  series       = {Numen},
  title        = {Eloquent bodies : Rituals in the Context of Alleviating Suffering},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/156852705774342806},
  volume       = {52},
  year         = {2005},
}