Clifford, James, 1945-. Power and dialogue in ethnography: Marcel Griaule’s initiation

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

Title: Power and dialogue in ethnography: Marcel Griaule’s initiation

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Observers and observed : essays on ethnographic fieldwork, edited by George W. Stocking, Jr.

Published By: Original publisher Observers and observed : essays on ethnographic fieldwork, edited by George W. Stocking, Jr. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press. 1983. 121-156 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication James Clifford

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2019. 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 Reviews and critiques (114);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article focuses on the theory and methodology of Marcel Griaule, one of the principal ethnographers of the Dogon. In particular, the author examines and critiques Griaule’s idea and practice of ethnography as “documentary” and “initiation.” This source also provides information on Griaule’s intellectual development and professional life.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 16

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. fa16-016

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 (p. 153-156) Most of the material in this document is indexed for Categories 114 and 113 and can be useful in providing a deeper understanding of the Griaule sources in the Dogon file (sources 3, 4, 8 and 13)

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 Historical Ethnologist-4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Gerald Reid ; 1988

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1928-1956

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) France and West Africa

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


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