State Illnesses

In the ritual of the Haouka, each individual suppresses what it is for living ' ' another side of questo' ' where if they find. It is difficult to understand the complexity of the ritual: the individuals are confused on the moment that live mainly and because they try to keep the tradition, but without leaving of side the current context. It is interesting as the integrant ones and used objects represent social structures, representation this that seems to be an attempt to give inteligibilidade to the settling process for which they pass. He is not toa that they search to reproduce diverse symbols of the settling, what is proven with the exhibition of the scenes of the ceremony of opening of the State legislature. The cloths representing the flag, ' ' palace of governador' ' , the incorporation of people of positions of the governmental apparatus, status in the society or exactly diligent as they themselves that are incorporating for example ' ' driver of caminho' ' -, the egg in the head of the statue representing the hat used for the governors, everything following the same ' ' protocolo' ' of the colonizadores. It has many insults and even though physical violence, what perhaps also it represents ' ' society ocidental' '. Another interesting symbol of being observed is the dog eaten for them as demonstration of force: at least in the ritual they could demonstrate that they were stronger than any another man, were white, were black.

The use of rituals as reflected of the society is not exclusiveness of the Haouka and to solve questions social. For the Ndembu, studied for Victor Turner in ' ' Forest of smbolos' ' , the illnesses must be understood in a picture of references that is public or social. The illnesses are punitive actions of the shades for, among others reasons, problems in the interpersonal relations.