PCM - Société africaine : une approche du politique, des cultures motrices et des cultures matérielles
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Jean-Pierre Warnier explains that the Mankon Kingdom operates according to a system of receptacles represented by the sacred king. He illustrates his argument by presenting a unique royal act: spraying, by which the king infuses the vulgum pecus with elements contained in the receptacles of his body. He thus shows that the kingdom operates according to a system of receptacles that is characterized by the king’s body broken down into corporal and incorporeal elements. Lastly, he explains that the king’s body is composed of the physical body and its receptacles, the body of the palace, and the body of the city. He concludes by explaining how the substances contained in his body feed his different bodies.

Language: French
Length: 00:05:54

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[ Family, clan ] Mankon (family chief, related to the notion of the living piggybank - Mankon Kingdom - Cameroon, Africa)
[ Idea ] Living piggybank (the biological or physical body is a receptacle - Mankon Kingdom - Cameroon, Africa)
[ Authority ] Sacred king (untouchable figure, who does not touch the vulgum pecus - Mankon Kingdom - Cameroon, Africa); King-Pot (the sacred king exhales substances contained in his receptacles and infuses them into people participating in the annual celebration to mark the end of the growing season - Mankon Kingdom - Cameroon, Africa); King-Skin (the king is composed of cutaneous surfaces containing elements -Mankon Kingdom - Cameroon, Africa)
[ Object ] Receptacle (related to the notion of spraying substances by the sacred King of the Mankon Kingdom - Cameroon, Africa)
[ Behavioral characteristic ] Spraying (the sacred King infuses his breath and substances into the vulgum pecus - Mankon Kingdom - Cameroon, Africa)
[ Technical know-how ] Growing cycle, Africa (annual festival during which the sacred King sprays his breath and substances on the people, the vulgum pecus - Mankon Kingdom - Cameroon, Africa).
[ Sculpture ] Sculpture Mankon (representation of a royal character seated on a leopard, symbol of royalty - Mankon Kingdom - Cameroon, Africa)
[ Physical process ] Body of the king (composed of the physical body and its receptacles, as well as the body of the palace and the body of the city, which are fed by the substances infused into others - Mankon Kingdom - Cameroon, Africa)
[ Mammal ] Leopard (sculpture representing a royal character seated on a leopard, symbol of royalty) - Mankon Kingdom - Cameroon, Africa)




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