Deviant body. The stakes of an identity construction

Keywords: deviant body, identity construction, social boundary, social exclusion, diversity


How does the body build itself as a form of social boundary? This is the central question that this work seeks to study. From the rites of inversion in a ritual ceremony organized every year in the region of Meknès in Morocco, we could observe from our perspective how the body becomes a social issue. A body charged with symbols, which continues to act upon the forms of social exclusion. The purpose of this work is to grasp the empirical character of symbolic body practices, and to account for the variety of forms of its social and cultural uses.


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Author Biography

Khalid Mouna, Moulay Ismaïl University of Meknès, Marocco

Antropologo all’università Moulay Ismail di Meknes, e insegna al Master «Crossing the Mediterranean: towards Investment and Integration (MIM)» presso l’Università di Ca ’Foscari a Venezia. È autore di due libri sul Rif: Le bled du kif. Economy and power at the Ketama of Rif, Paris, Ibis Press, 2010 e Identity of the margin. Anthropological Approach of the Rif, Brussels, Peter Lang, 2018. Haco-editatoillibro: Moroccan Lands. In the footsteps of researchers from here and elsewhere, La Croisée des Chemins, Casablanca, CJB / CNRS (Publication Award AUF).

How to Cite
MounaK. (2018). Deviant body. The stakes of an identity construction. Fuori Luogo. Rivista Di Sociologia Del Territorio, Turismo, Tecnologia, 4(2), 105 - 119.