Social organization of the Dogon (French Sudan)
Paris: Éditions Domat-Montchrestien, F. Loviton et Cie, 1940. HRAF
ms: 558 leaves [original: 603 p.]: ill.
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
HRAF, 2000. Computer File
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
Document ID: fa16-002
Component part(s), monograph
English translation from French
Translation of: Organisation sociale des Dogon
(Soudan français). The original French text is not included.
Thesis (Ph.D.) -- University of Paris,
Includes bibliographical references ( p.
Translated for the HRAF files by Frieda
Schütze. Only pp. 1-588 and 597-603 have been translated.
Cheng-ruey Ma ; Dubravka Schmalzbauer ;
Dogons (African people)