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Du chasseur au loup, du loup à l'"objet"

Gérer de manière analogique la porosité des frontières entre le corps de l’homme, le corps du loup et un artéfact en Mongolie de l’Ouest

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Bernard Charlier

This article aims at studying the relationships Mongolian herders who practice hunting entertain with a particular material object, that is a wolf’s ankle bone. I try to show through an ethnographic analysis of the cosmological status of the wolf and the hunting activity that the use of the wolf’s ankle bone by men accounts for an analogical perception of the human and non-human bodies, as well as objects.