The Espace culturel Inuit, in collaboration with the Canadian Cultural Centre, invites you to attend a lecture by Stéphane Moiroux « Folie ? Quelle place à l’invisible ? » (Regards inuit sur le désordre mental)
Since the advent of scientific reasoning in Western cultures, the madman, because he raves, has become intolerable. How is he considered elsewhere? What are the various matrices of interpretation of mental disorders, psychosis, in cultures that have developed another conception of the world? In Kuujjuaq, a small Inuit village in northern Québec, three conceptions of the world share the same temporality. The perception of “madness” – polymorphous – differs according to each of these frameworks of thinking. Delirium, demonic possession or communication with supernatural powers? What about the invisible? Supportive housing mixes with religious exorcisms and shamanic treatments, or what remains of them.
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