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Título: Les Boeufs de Paix. Douglas H. Johnson et la violence Nuer (Soudan)
Autor: Rosa, Frederico Delgado
Palavras-chave: Nuer
Sudan
Evans-Pritchard
Douglas H. Johnson
history of anthropology
colonial ethnography
Data: 2012
Editora: Éditions de l'École de Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales
Resumo: This article seeks to restore (anthropologically speaking) the warrior status of the Nuer during the colonial period. It challenges the negative conclusions of Douglas H. Johnson about the cultural dimension of fighting. In 1839, when the Nuer sacrificed an ox before a fleet from the North, the Egyptians thought it was an act of aggression and shot at them. But did this mistake inaugurate a series of misunderstandings on the offensive provision of this people? If that is Johnson's assertion, a return to the sources allows an alternative interpretation. The article puts in symmetry this episode and another, ninety years later, which also involved an "ox peace". The British killed this animal in 1929 during the repression of the Nuer prophetic movement. But if Johnson seeks to contradict the importance of the prophets as leaders of revolt, this article points out that their pacifism was embedded in the ideology of war.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10362/10820
ISSN: 0008-0055
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