Verboven, Dirk. Space, time and bodiliness in Dogon funerals: a praxiological view

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Space, time and bodiliness in Dogon funerals: a praxiological view

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford -- Vol. 22, no. 2

Published By: Original publisher Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford -- Vol. 22, no. 2 Oxford: Oxford University Anthropological Society. 1991. 101-117 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Dirk Verboven

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Dogon (FA16)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121); Burial practices and funerals (764); Ethnophysics (822);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document In this paper Verboven examines the bodily movements of Dogon funeral rituals and interpretes them in relation to the Dogon social and cosmological order. According to Verboven, cultural meaning is derived from the body. The body is the basis for relational, spatial, or orientational metaphors that connect bodily, social, and cosmological principles. Basic body/space oppositions include in/out, up/down, left/right, front/back, which can be metaphors for social oppositions. Furthermore, bodily movement can be interpreted as dynamic transgressions of the above oppositions: entering/leaving, ascending/descending, turning counterclockwise/clockwise, approaching/withdrawing, respectively. Verboven interpretes the movements in funeral rituals as embodiments of Dogon social order, with its divisions between young/old, men/women, lineage/clan, etc.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 35

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. fa16-035

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 116-117)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document not specified

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data unknown

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Ian Skoggard;1999

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). not specified

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Bandiagara escarpment, Mali

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Dogons (African people)


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