The social world of dreams and nightmares in a post-conflict setting: The case of Gorongosa in Central Mozambique

Igreja, Victor and Dias-Lambranca, Beatrice (2006) The social world of dreams and nightmares in a post-conflict setting: The case of Gorongosa in Central Mozambique. Intervention, 4 (4). pp. 145-157. ISSN 1571-8883

Abstract

The paper describes socio-cultural theories of interpretations of dreams among the population in central Mozambique. In general, dreams are considered a means of communication, conveying important messages that are applied to organize the social world. The prolonged civil war has impacted upon these dreaming systems by adding another dimension to the interpretation. War-related dreams do not serve as communication channels, but are experienced as striking repetitions of past events. In this way, the dreamer is forced to reconcile with his or her own history without the use of interventions that aim to block the realization of the dream in a waking state.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2018 00:01
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2018 00:01
Uncontrolled Keywords: dreams, nightmares, communication channels, war violence, Mozambique
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1097/01.WTF.0000237882.59061.55
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/28317

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