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Title:Religion and Authority in a Korekore Community
Author:Bourdillon, M.F.C.ISNI
Year:1979
Periodical:Africa: Journal of the International African Institute
Volume:49
Issue:2
Pages:172-181
Language:English
Geographic term:Zimbabwe
Subjects:Korekore
traditional rulers
enthronement
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Religion and Witchcraft
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/1158673
Abstract:This article is a study of Korekore rituals (the Korekore are a Shona speaking people, living in the northern part of Zimbabwe) which participants saw to be attempts by traditional rulers to increase their power, and which can be explained as democratic attempts to control the powers of the rulers. Two points are raised by the rituals discussed here: firstly the distinction between anthropologists and informants in explaining the function of rituals; and secondly the twofold function of rituals of preserving equality as well as destroying it. Notes, ref., rés. en français.
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