Um candomblé na Bélgica: traços etnográficos de tentativa de instalação e suas dificuldades

Arnaud Halloy About the author

In this article, I propose to go through some difficulties encountered in a setting up attempt of a candomblé (afro-brasilian cult) in Belgium. My analysis will propose three main categories of problems: situations undermining the legitimation of the cult's chief and the respect of some ritual constraints; various "adaptation" attempts to human and material resources available; difficulties of learning some categories of knowledge that are not based on a linguistic formulation. To focus in this study on problematic situations does not aim to drow a chaotic picture of a "disrooted" cult but to account ethnographicaly for the dynamic and the multi-facial and builded characteristics of religious experience.

Brazil; Belgium; candomblé; learning; ritual; adaptation


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