Dogon Restudied: A Field Evaluation of the Work of Marcel Griaule [and Comments and Replies]

@article{Bedaux1991DogonRA,
  title={Dogon Restudied: A Field Evaluation of the Work of Marcel Griaule [and Comments and Replies]},
  author={Rogier M. A. Bedaux and Suzanne Preston Blier and Jacky Bouju and Peter Ian Crawford and Mary Douglas and Paulette Gergen Lane and Claude Meillassoux},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  year={1991},
  volume={32},
  pages={139 - 167}
}
This restudy of the Dogon of Mali asks whether the texts produced by Marcel Griaule depict a society that is recognizable to the researcher and to the Dogon today and answers the question more or less in the negative. The picture of Dogon religion presented in Dieu d'eau and Le renard pale proved impossible to replicate in the field, even as the shadowy remnant of a largely forgotten past. The reasons for this, it is suggested, lie in the particular field situation of Griaule's research… 
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