Material for this paper was gathered during two field periods: September 1960 to December 1961 and September 1964 to July 1966. The first tour was supported by the West African Languages Survey and the second by the National Institute of Mental Health (1-F2-MH-21, 745-01 and 5-F2- MH-21,745-02). The latter grant was administered by the African Studies Center at Boston University. Throughout my entire stay in Senegal I worked under the auspices of the Institut Franwis d'Afrique Noire (now the Institut Fondamental d'Afrique Noire).A short version of this paper was read at the 1967 meetings of the American Anthropological Association (Washington, D. C.). At that time Professor Victor Turner (n.d.) as discussant made a number of valuable comments, several of which have been integrated with section 3.1 of the present paper. Professor Thomas Beidelman has kindly read, corrected, and commented on the final version. My wife's field observations serve as the basis for my description of the kujaama funeral ritual. My sincerest thanks to my wife and to Professors Turner and Beidelman.
Kujaama: Symbolic Separation among the Diola-Fogny†
Article first published online: 28 OCT 2009
1970 American Anthropological Association
Volume 72, Issue 6, pages 1330–1348, December 1970
How to Cite
Sapir, J. D. (1970), Kujaama: Symbolic Separation among the Diola-Fogny. American Anthropologist, 72: 1330–1348. doi: 10.1525/aa.1970.72.6.02a00070
- Issue published online: 28 OCT 2009
- Article first published online: 28 OCT 2009
- Accepted for publication 1 October 1969.