A folk theory of personality types
: Gods and their symbolic representation by members of Sango cult in Recife, Brazil

  • Rita Laura Segato

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


I completed two periods of fieldwork between January 1976, when I arrived in Recife and made my first contacts with the people of the Sango cult, and the time when I finally formulated the area of inquiry with which this dissertation deals (they lasted from January to June of 1976, and from July to September of 1977, covering a total of nine months). In the course of these initial months, I was concerned with gathering general ethnographic data and music from the Sango cult, as well as from other groups of musicians practising different folk-styles in the interior of the Northeastern region of Brazil.
Date of AwardDec 1984
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Queen's University Belfast
SupervisorJohn Blacking (Supervisor)

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