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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Griaule, Marcel, 1898-1956
Marcus, Michael A.
Published By: Original publisher
Paris: Institut d'Ethnologie. 1938. HRAF MS: i, 276 leaves
[original: viii, 291 p., pl ill., map
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
By M. Griaule
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Shamans and psychotherapists (756);
Childhood activities (857);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This work, written by a well-known French ethnologist,
presents a detailed study of the toys, dances, games and other amusements of the Dogon
children living in the area of the escarpment of Bandiagara in French Sudan. The data for
this study were collected by the author in the course of the Dakar-Djibouti and
Sahara-Sudan expeditions in the years 1931 and 1935. Griaule notes that in many of the
listed games and amusements there are certain religious and magical elements present,
basically parodies of adult rituals, which may eventually represent the only survival of
those adult Dogon ceremonies now falling into disuse (p. 4).
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
English translation from French
Translation of: Jeux dogons|The original French text
is not included Translated for the HRAF files by Michael A. Marcus
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
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
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
John Beierle ; 1988
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Bandiagara Circle, Mopti Region, Mali
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Dogons (African people)