chapter  12
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Cosmological Matters: Toward a Philosophy of Containment

My account has examined the Dogon’s microcosmology, or ways of living in a twenty-first-century landscape of scarcity through containment. In this context, Dogon cosmological matters unsurprisingly revolve around millet, water, and earth, which bind the Dogon to their ancestors, the spiritual world, and the land and thus the natural environment, on which the Dogon people depend almost completely.