essay

The Dogon

african worlds : studies in the cosmological ideas and social values of african peopleLondon • Published In 1954 • Pages: 83-110

By: Griaule, Marcel, Dieterlen, Germaine.

Abstract
In this short article, the authors present a brief and clear-cut account of the relationship between the Dogon cosmogony and their social organization in terms of a discussion of certain institutions and concepts -- the myths, the man, the tribe, kinship, the territorial organization, the homestead, the Hogon (the clothing, the homestead, the economic functions of the Hogon), totemism, technology (iron-work and weaving) and international alliances. Apparently all the data discussed in this paper are based on their fieldwork.
Subjects
Dwellings
Settlement patterns
Cosmology
Mythology
Philosophy
Ideas about nature and people
culture
Dogon
HRAF PubDate
2000
Region
Africa
Sub Region
Western Africa
Document Type
essay
Evaluation
Ethnologists-5
Analyst
Cheng-ruey Ma ; 1970
Coverage Date
not specified
Coverage Place
Mopti Region, Mali
Notes
Marcel Griaule and Germaine Dieterlen
Includes bibliographical references
LCCN
a 54005828
LCSH
Dogons (African people)