Spirit possession in Ma’di culture

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Abstract

An account of a culturally specific type of spirit possession, which can be triggered by the smell of cooked elephant, described and analysed in a linguistic pragmatic framework.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNarrating Our Future.
Subtitle of host publicationCustoms, Rituals and Practices of the Ma’di of South Sudan and Uganda
EditorsMairi Blackings
Place of PublicationCape Town
Pages120-145
Number of pages26
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Jacques Derrida
Smell
Spirit Possession
Linguistic Pragmatics

Keywords

  • spirit possession
  • Ma'di culture
  • South Sudan

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Fabb, N. (2011). Spirit possession in Ma’di culture. In M. Blackings (Ed.), Narrating Our Future. : Customs, Rituals and Practices of the Ma’di of South Sudan and Uganda (pp. 120-145). Cape Town.
Fabb, Nigel. / Spirit possession in Ma’di culture. Narrating Our Future. : Customs, Rituals and Practices of the Ma’di of South Sudan and Uganda. editor / Mairi Blackings. Cape Town, 2011. pp. 120-145
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Narrating Our Future. : Customs, Rituals and Practices of the Ma’di of South Sudan and Uganda. ed. / Mairi Blackings. Cape Town, 2011. p. 120-145.

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