Dogon Culture: Profane and Arcane

Two major documentations, ‘Le Renard ple’ by Marcel Griaule and Germaine Dieterlen and ‘Ethnologic et langage’ by Genevive Calame-Griaule, have enriched the already considerable ethnography of the Dogon. These works offer an opportunity to investigate a possible relation between the metaphysic concepts of the Dogon and European tradition, and to compare the difference in professional interest of French and British anthropologists. It is this theme which is worked out in this paper. Bibl., French summary.

Title: Dogon Culture: Profane and Arcane
Author: Douglas, Mary
Year: 1968
Periodical: Africa: Journal of the International African Institute
Volume: 38
Issue: 1
Period: January
Pages: 16-25
Language: English
Geographic term: Mali
External links: https://www.jstor.org/stable/1157336
http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&res_dat=xri:pao:&rft_dat=xri:pao:article:4011-1968-038-00-000002
Abstract: Two major documentations, ‘Le Renard ple’ by Marcel Griaule and Germaine Dieterlen and ‘Ethnologic et langage’ by Genevive Calame-Griaule, have enriched the already considerable ethnography of the Dogon. These works offer an opportunity to investigate a possible relation between the metaphysic concepts of the Dogon and European tradition, and to compare the difference in professional interest of French and British anthropologists. It is this theme which is worked out in this paper. Bibl., French summary.