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"The pabbondiral game or the learning of joking kinship among Haalpulaar children of the village of Djéwol (Mauritania)".
Sow, Aboubakry mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences sociales > Labo d'anthropologie sociale et culturelle (LASC) >]
01 avril 2019
Unité de Recherche en Ingénierie Culturelle et en Anthropologie (URICA/IFAN), Université Cheikh Anta Diop Dakar, Sénégal
[en] There is a ritual of joking among the village's haalpulaaren who is called denɗiraagal (joking relationship). Denɗiraagal is used to strengthen kinship or neighborhood ties but also serves as a channel through which many problems are settled peacefully. Among the various learning techniques of the denɗiraagal, there is a special technique called pabbondiral reserved for children from an early age to learn kinship joking. Thus, the game of pabbondiral consists for the two children (only the age of the children is taken into account and not the sex), to be standing one in front of the other (in the presence of the parents, or adults) and each in turn compares a supposed physical defect of the one before him with something that might provoke laughter. Often, the discourse on the part of the body chosen by chance and supposed to be the target of the pabbondiral has nothing to do with reality. The experience that the child would have acquired from the game of pabbondiral, creates in him an ability to memorize learned formulas, allowing him by his only imagination to improvise a speech on the physical defects of the other, which will make laughter people present.
In the following communication, I will question the role that children play in the construction and practice of joking kinship. How does pabbondiral play promote early learning of joking kinship among haalpulaar children?
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