Griaule, Marcel, 1898-1956. Dogon games

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

Title: Dogon games

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. Dogon (FA16)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Games (524); 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 13

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. fa16-013

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English translation from French

Note: 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 1931-1935

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 Ethnologist-5

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). 1931-1935

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)

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