Hammond, Peter B.. Economic change and Mossi acculturation

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

Title: Economic change and Mossi acculturation

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Continuity and change in African cultures, edited by William R. Bascom and Melville J. Herskovits

Published By: Original publisher Continuity and change in African cultures, edited by William R. Bascom and Melville J. Herskovits Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1959. 238-256 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Peter B. Hammond

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2009. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Mossi (FA28)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Acculturation and culture contact (177); Sociocultural trends (178); Traditional history (173); Ethnic stratification (563); Territorial hierarchy (631); Household (592); Priesthood (793); Lineages (613); Real property (423); Tillage (241);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article is concerned primarily with the changes in the culture of those Mossi who have been resettled in the area of the recently developed Niger Irrigation Project. As a background to his statements on such changes, the author presents a survey of Mossi political and social organization, the traditional agricultural and trading economy, a few aspects of the religion which are closely related to the economy, and a brief description of the economic cycle and the calendar of ceremonial observances which mark its phases. The principal adjustments discussed with regard to the resettlement are related to new introductions in technology, the influence of Islam on the pagan religion, and the change from residence rules and social groupings based on kinship to those which are determined by the administration. The author was a member of the faculty in the department of anthropology and sociology of the University of Pittsburgh.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 5

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. fa28-005

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 1954-1956

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. George R. Bedell ; 1959

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1895-1956

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

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

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