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Title:Mande-Manding: background reading for ethnographic research in the region south of Bamako (Mali)
Editor:Jansen, JanISNI
City of publisher:Leiden
Publisher:Department of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, Leiden University
Geographic terms:West Africa
Abstract:This collective volume provides background reading on the culture, history and social-political organization of the region southwest of Mali's capital Bamako (Bamako-Kangaba-Kourémalé-Naréna-Siby, plus the eastern part of the Monts Manding). Most of the contributions are based on fieldwork in the so-called Mande heartland. None were written especially for this reader. They have been placed in a logical order, bearing in mind the ethnographer who plans to conduct prolonged fieldwork in a rural village. Contents: Preface, by Jan Jansen; All for one, one for all: household economy on the Mande Plateau, by Stephen Wooten; Social and demographical dimensions of Bamako, by Saskia Brand; De l'alimentation au Mali, by Gérard Dumestre; L'apprentissage du français dans un pays 'francophone': le cas du Mali, by Ingse Skattum; The researcher and his host in Mande, by Brehman Diabate (alias Clemens Zobel) and Sidiki Kouyate (alias Jan Jansen); Griots' impression management and diplomatic strategies, by Jan Jansen; Guardians of secret knowledge: senior Bamana women of Mali, by Julianne E. Freeman; Name-dropping: 'jamuw' and history in the western Sudan, by Gregory Mann; A note on Manding and Mande ethnonyms and linguonyms, by Valentin Vydrine; Nankomanjan Keyita et la fondation de Naréna, by Seydou Camara; Habitation strategies in 19th and 20th century Siby and Naréna, by Jan Jansen; Decentralization in the 'arrondissement de Siby', by Clemens Zobel; The Dakar-Niger railroad and the Soudanese connection to the Atlantic world, 1904-1960, by James A. Jones; Music in Guinea's First Republic, by Graeme Counsel; The return of Mali's National Arts Festival, by Graeme Counsel; Arabic education in Mali, by Dinie Bouwman; La représentation de la mort dans les chansons funéraires du 'Sinbonsi' chez les chasseurs maninka, by Brahima Camara. [ASC Leiden abstract]