Griaule, Marcel, 1898-1956. The Dogon

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: The Dogon

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph African worlds : studies in the cosmological ideas and social values of African people, edited by C. Daryll Ford

Published By: Original publisher African worlds : studies in the cosmological ideas and social values of African people, edited by C. Daryll Ford London ; New York: Oxford University Press. 1954. 83-110 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Marcel Griaule and Germaine Dieterlen

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Dogon (FA16)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Dwellings (342); Settlement patterns (361); Cosmology (772); Mythology (773); Philosophy (812); Ideas about nature and people (820);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document 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.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 4

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. fa16-004

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologists-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Cheng-ruey Ma ; 1970

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). not specified

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Mopti Region, Mali

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Dogons (African people)


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