par Noret, Joël
Référence Cahiers d'études africaines, 228, 4, page (1011-1033)
Publication Publié, 2017
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : This article is organized in two parts. The first half of the text is an attempt at understanding the missed encounter between, on the one hand, the corpus of literature emerging on topics related to African social change since the 1930s -That is, the corpus of literature to which Balandier contributed from the 1950s onwards -And, on the other, the historical dynamics of African funerals during the colonial period. The second part of the text then goes on to argue for the relevance of Georges Balandier's intellectual heritage in exploring the current dynamics of African funerals, which are here considered as productive in highlighting more generalized dynamics of the social field.