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Chi governa un territorio sacro? La confraternita dei Layenne tra Yoff e Cambérène
Titolo Rivista: TERRITORIO 
Autori/Curatori: Adriana Piga 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2012 Fascicolo: 61 Lingua: Italiano 
Numero pagine:  4 P. 72-75 Dimensione file:  1310 KB

Considered from an anthropological standpoint, the urban structure of Dakar is revealed as an actual compromise between various cultural matrices. A local administration with a modern, western concept operates alongside a more traditional local government, which is in turn a reflection of the syncretism between Islam and the purely Lebou religious universe. Some neighbourhoods in Dakar are still sacred territories, where the authority of the mystic orders prevails - informally but openly - over that of democratically elected government bodies. This is the case of Yoff and Cambérène, sacred places where management of the territory is entrusted to the Layene brotherhood.


Keywords: Dakar; sacred territories; Layene

Adriana Piga, in "TERRITORIO" 61/2012, pp. 72-75, DOI:

   

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