"Le jour où Páwa, notre Père à tous, a abandonné la terre..." le bricolage religieux chez les Ashéninka de l'Ucayali

Translated title of the contribution: Editorial

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Religious syncretism in Amazonian cultures raises special problems. The analysis leads to distinct social and cultural fields, with dubious interconnections and boundaries. But Lévi-Strauss's notion of "bricolage" could be an efficient tool, if used without biased reluctance about history and social change. In the case of Ashéninka people, what appears then is a dual process. Long- and short-term syncretic changes are deeply working on the successive discrepancies of divine figures, divine roles, and shamanism, while the ontological background, which is quite inconsistent with ours, remains impressively steady.

Translated title of the contributionEditorial
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)541-558
Number of pages18
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Amazonia
  • Animism
  • Ashéninka
  • Perspectivism
  • Religious syncretism
  • Shamanism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anthropology


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