Sànawuyaa et ráari : analyse comparative des relations à plaisanterie chez les Mandinka et les Joola de la Casamance

Abstract : This work is a comparative analysis of the institutionalized practice of joking relationships amongst two populations—the Mandinka and Joola—of Casamance, Senegal. Despite their geographical proximity, each of these populations is very distinct in terms of social organization as well as ritual and religious practices. Nonetheless, both have developed particular forms of joking relationships that overlap at different levels. Different types of joking relationships are identified and described: between relatives, clans, local units, ethnic groups. Unequally documented in the existing literature, some are common to both groups, while others exist in only one. Starting from an in-depth ethnographic study of the context and relevant expressions, we have attempted both to identify borrowings and mutual influence between the two groups, and to understand what they reveal about the way that relations are construed and arranged between social categories that are rival yet complimentary. This work stresses that the study of joking relationships cannot be dissociated from the social and family organization as well as symbolic and religious elements which determine the "knots" of tension where these relationships arise.
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Elizaveta Volkova. Sànawuyaa et ráari : analyse comparative des relations à plaisanterie chez les Mandinka et les Joola de la Casamance. Anthropologie sociale et ethnologie. PSL Research University, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018PSLEP068⟩. ⟨tel-02179292⟩

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