while remaining undemonstrable, is intuitively plausible. But, beyond this possibly universal feature, it is the relationship of the particular dance to other such dances and to the play of power relations between rich and poor, high and low status, allegedly pure and impure, and women and men, that provides the context in which people’s imaginations work endlessly at interpretations, whether they are those of the outside analyst or those of the performers themselves. I suggest that this critical element of the play of power relations is the point at which ethnopsychoanalysis and anthropology meet.
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Publication information: Book title: Anthropology and Psychoanalysis:An Encounter through Culture. Contributors: Suzette Heald - Editor, Ariane Deluz - Editor. Publisher: Routledge. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1994. Page number: 69.
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