On Griaule on Trial

  title={On Griaule on Trial},
  author={Luc de Heusch},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  pages={434 - 437}
Van Beek, as a member of an interdisciplinary Dutch research team, has done fieldwork among the Dogon of Mali on several occasions since I979. His focus is on the cultural aspects of ecology, and his interest in religion is motivated by an interest in "the survival strategies of the Dogon." With this experience behind him, he has publicly arraigned his famous predecessor Marcel Griaule (CA 3 2:I39-5 8, I63-65). Accusing Griaule of having "perceived fieldwork as a military operation" (p. I53…