Book

Dogon games

Institut d'EthnologieParis • Published In 1938 • Pages: HRAF MS: i, 276 leaves [original: viii, 291 , pl

By: Griaule, Marcel, Marcus, Michael A..

Abstract
This work, written by a well-known French ethnologist, presents a detailed study of the toys, dances, games and other amusements of the Dogon children living in the area of the escarpment of Bandiagara in French Sudan. The data for this study were collected by the author in the course of the Dakar-Djibouti and Sahara-Sudan expeditions in the years 1931 and 1935. Griaule notes that in many of the listed games and amusements there are certain religious and magical elements present, basically parodies of adult rituals, which may eventually represent the only survival of those adult Dogon ceremonies now falling into disuse (p. 4).
Subjects
Games
Shamans and psychotherapists
Childhood activities
culture
Dogon
HRAF PubDate
2000
Region
Africa
Sub Region
Western Africa
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Ethnologist-5
Analyst
John Beierle ; 1988
Coverage Date
1931-1935
Coverage Place
Bandiagara Circle, Mopti Region, Mali
Notes
By M. Griaule
Translation of: Jeux dogons
The original French text is not included
Translated for the HRAF files by Michael A. Marcus
LCCN
40005075
LCSH
Dogons (African people)