Palau Martí, Monserrat. The Dogon

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Chapter I Physical Environment

1. Geographical Location

2. Geology And Relief Of The Land

3. Hydrography

4. Climate

5. Natural Resources

Chapter Ii Nomenclature, Demography, Physical Anthropology

6. Nomenclature

7. Neighboring Peoples

8. Demographic Data

9. Movement Of The Population

10. Physical Anthropology

Chapter Iii Migrations And History

11. Traditions Of Origin

12. The Dogon In Their Present Habitat

Chapter Iv Linguistics

13. The Dogon Language

14. Other Languages Spoken

15. The “ Sigi So ”

16. Appendix: Phonetic Notation

Chapter V Economic And Technical Life

17. Agriculture

18. Animal Resources

19. Food

20. Manufacturing Techniques

21. Ornamentation Of The Body

22. Commerce

23. Habitation

24. Division Of Labor

Chapter Vi Social Life

25. Territorial Groupings

26. Landed Property

Kinship System

28. Life Cycle

29. Social Groups

30. Political Organization

31. Law And Justice

32. Slavery. Pledging Of Persons.

33. The Woman

Chapter Vii Religious And Intellectual Life

A) The Myth

34. The Dogon Myth

35. Another Version Of The Myth

36. Man And The Myth

37. The House, The Village, The Territorial Organization, And The Myth

38. The Nephew And The Uterine Uncle In The Myth

B) The Dogon Person And His Spiritual Principles

39. The Person

40. Twins And The Left-handed

41. Notions Of “ Puru ” And “ Omo ”

42. Purification Rites

43. Cathartic Alliance (1)

44. Death

45. The Soul After Death

46. The “ Nani ”

C) Religion

47. Cult Of Lébé

48. Cult Of Binu

49. Cult Of The Masks

50. Cult Of The Ancestors

51. Personal Altars

52. Various Altars

53. The Altars And The Sanctuaries

54. Offerings And Sacrifices

55. Divination

56. Medicine

D) Art, Philosophy, Literature

57. The Dogon Conception Of Art

58. Sculpture

59. Rupestrian Paintings

60. Decoration

61. Music

62. Dogon Philosophy Of The Word

63. Literature

64. Dogon Knowledge

Chapter Viii External Influences

65. Islam

66. Christian Missions

67. The French School

68. The Linguistic Problem

69. Communications And Economic Development

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Title: The Dogon

Published By: Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1957. HRAF ms: 183 p. [original: xii, 122 p.]: maps

By line: Monserrat Palau Martí

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Dogon (FA16)

Subjects: Culture summary (105);

Abstract: This is an “African Ethnological Monograph” published under the auspices of the International African Institute in 1957. This monograph compilation is mainly based on the findings of the Dakar-Djibouti Expedition to study the Dogon culture in depth (1931-33). It also involves a wide literature search. This is a general survey with chapters on the environment, nomenclature, physical anthropology, demography, history, language, economy social life, religious and intellectual life, and external influences, and supplies a clear description of the state studies on Dogon culture as a guidance for future research. It also provides an excellent annotated bibliography.

Document Number: 1

Document ID: fa16-001

Document Type: Component part(s), monograph

Language: English translation from French

Note: Translation of: Les Dogon. The original French text is not included. Includes bibliographical references (p. 146-170) Translated for the HRAF files by Frieda Schütze. Not translated for the Files: the index of authors and the alphabetical subject index.

Field Date: none

Evaluation: Ethnologist-4

Analyst: Cheng-ruey Ma ; 1970

Coverage Date: 1921-1955

Coverage Place: Mopti Region, Mali

LCSH: Dogons (African people)


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