Multidisciplinary Researches on the Societies of the Niger Bend
Grant-in-Aid for Overseas Scientific Survey.
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants |
|Research Institution||Tokyo University of Foreign Studies |
KAWADA Junzo Professor, Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, アジア・アフリカ言語文化研究所, 教授 (50107835)
BARRY Abdoulaye Research Fellow, Institute of Human Sciences, Mali, 研究員
DIALLO Samba Professor, High Normal School, Mali, 教授
KASSIBO Brehima Professor, High Normal School, Mali, 教授
MAIE Kazuo Lecturer, Otsuma Women's University, 人間生活科学研究所, 講師 (30157119)
SAKAI Sinzo Associate Professor, Nanzan University, 文学部, 助教授 (00140012)
|Project Period (FY)
1988 – 1989
Completed (Fiscal Year 1989)
|Budget Amount *help
¥11,200,000 (Direct Cost: ¥11,200,000)
Fiscal Year 1989: ¥2,200,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,200,000)
Fiscal Year 1988: ¥9,000,000 (Direct Cost: ¥9,000,000)
|Keywords||Traditional Technology / Techniques of the Body / Long-distance Trade / Islam / Fishing People / Multi-ethnic Coexistence / Pastral People / The Central Delta of the Niger Bend|
1. Forms and functions of culturally conditioned techniques of the body were investigated especially in : (1) farming labor with a short-handled hoe,(2) potter's work,(3) weaving work at African and Western loom. In general,culturally formed "motor habits" are useful for works of the handicraft,to assure the quality as well as the efficiency of the products.
2. Relations between lslamic marabouts and pagan political chiefs in ancient lslamic city were clarified in the case of Ja,a famous but mysterius city in the Central Delta of the Niger.
3. Social and cultural changes resulting from the changes of the techniques of construction of the Bozo fishing boats were studies.
4. A complicated but harmonious situation of multi-ethnic coexistence was investigated in the city of Djenne, an old commercial center in the Central Delta of the Niger Bend.
5. The process of technological adaptation to the changing ecological conditions was analysed through the case of the pastral Fulani in the Central Delta of the Niger Bend.
6. Besides the above studies, the archaeological research in the lakeland of the Central Delta, as well as the investigation on the women's activity in the polygamous family of a Bambara village, were carried out by the Malien and Japanese researchers who participated partly to our research project as non official members.
The report of our first field research written in French was fortunately well appreciated in Afican and European accademic circles. We expect that our second report, about 100 pages more volumes than the first report, always written in Frenceh, will make again important contributions to the African study.
Report (1 results)
Research Products (2 results)