Paulme, Denise. Social organization of the Dogon (French Sudan)

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Title: Social organization of the Dogon (French Sudan)

Published By: Paris: Éditions Domat-Montchrestien, F. Loviton et Cie, 1940. HRAF ms: 558 leaves [original: 603 p.]: ill.

By line: Denise Paulme

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

Culture: Dogon (FA16)

Subjects: Art (530); Marriage (580); Family (590); Death (760); Reproduction (840);

Abstract: This study is a doctoral thesis for the Law Faculty of the University of Paris in 1940. The author lived among the Dogon from February to October of 1935 while she was a member of Sahara-Sudan Expedition (the Third Griaule Expedition). She studied the social and economic organization of the Dogon while her colleague Deborah Lifchitz studied Dogon language and literature. The volume is divided into two parts. The first part pays primary attention to the social structure and the integration of its parts (kin groupings, community aspects of social organization, economic life, regional chiefs, social groupings, external relations warfare, alliances), and the market. The second part examines more closely domestic life and life cycle (household, marriage, married life, birth, infancy, childhood, old age and death, social and individual rules).

Document Number: 2

Document ID: fa16-002

Document Type: Component part(s), monograph

Language: English translation from French

Note: Translation of: Organisation sociale des Dogon (Soudan français). The original French text is not included. Thesis (Ph.D.) -- University of Paris, 1940 Includes bibliographical references ( p. 538-554) Translated for the HRAF files by Frieda Schütze. Only pp. 1-588 and 597-603 have been translated.

Field Date: 1935

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Cheng-ruey Ma ; Dubravka Schmalzbauer ; 1970-1972

Coverage Date: 1935

Coverage Place: Mopti Region, Mali

LCSH: Dogons (African people)


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