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1 NORTH AFRICAN AND SAHARAN TOY AND PLAY CULTURES an approach based on the Unit of Analysis Jean-Pierre Rossie

2 PowerPoint Presentation for the SCCR Symposium Unit of Analysis in Contemporary Social Cultural Research: A Global Perspective chair: Wally Karnilowicz - Victoria University, Australia Society for Cross-Cultural Research Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA February 19, 2010

3 research in the Tunisian Sahara, 1975/1977

4 sand desert and stone desert

5 rural worlds research in Morocco today

6 urban worlds

7 research resources: fieldwork in the Tunisian Sahara and in Morocco collection of North African and Saharan toys of the Musée de l’Homme, Paris bibliography of the concerned regions

8 Moroccan dolls are short-living cultural objects eighteen-months- old girl with one of her first dolls made with a piece of cactus

9 boys seldom make dolls doll representing a performer in the ahwash dance

10 girls often create dolls for their marriage feast games, household games and games staging female activities

11 children ’ s dolls as carriers of adult world ’ s significations the groom carries a dagger and a bag with herbs as magical protection the bride has her face covered against the evil eye

12 pregnant woman and her husband

13 mother with baby and small daughter sweet wrappers have been used as dresses

14 mistress and weavers with daughters at the loom

15 dolls for rituals and dolls for playing rituals belghenja doll made by women to be walked in procession during the ritual for obtaining rain and belghenja dolls as toys

16 belghenja dolls to play the ritual for obtaining rain

17 Baba Ashur and his wife (left) doll frame with a bone of the aïd el kebir sheep

18 social change in Morocco and children’s games and toys globalization of toy and play cultures

19 re-contextualizing imported toys adapting second hand dolls to local fashions

20 emigrants’ daughters visiting their family in Morocco

21 girl at the hospital with mother and female doctor (right)

22 changing values and attitudes in civil society as represented in play and toys pretend play in relation to a home for unmarried pregnant women and handicapped children

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25 black bride and white groom

26 influence of the toy industry why make it yourself if you can buy it really cheap made in China but bought in South Morocco in 2005

27 play culture of the children

28 play culture for the children

29 children’s games and toys should be integrated into the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity

30 books on Saharan and North African Toy and Play Cultures for information and documents/photos see

31 Photography Khalija Jariaa made the photos of slides 8, 16 left, 17, 18 bottom, 19, 23, 24 and 27 Jean-Pierre Rossie made the photos of the other slides


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