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Title:Rites of sacrifice among the Lugbara
Author:Middleton, J.ISNI
Periodical:Systèmes de pensée en Afrique noire
Geographic term:Uganda
Subjects:African religions
sacrificial rites
Abstract:Preliminary account discussing some aspects of the rites of sacrifice as practised by the Lugbara of Uganda. The author considers essentially the single problem of the relationship between forms of ritual offering, sickness, sin, and the continual process of re-structuring ordered social relations. There appears to be in the, locally varied, Lugbara culture no fixed forms of ritual behaviour associated with sacrifice, not many generally accepted views as to the aims of these forms of behaviour. The area of 'sacrificial' behaviour is not very clearly marked off from other forms of ritual activity. None the less, it is possible to define and discuss certain fields of activity that are found throughout Lugbara and which may clearly be called 'sacrificial'. Notes.