Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document.
Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Published By: Original publisher
Paris: Presses universitaires de France. 1954. 123 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
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
Descriptive somatology (142);
Cereal agriculture (243);
Normal garb (291);
Personal grooming (302);
Settlement patterns (361);
Occupational specialization (463);
Ethnic stratification (563);
Life and death (761);
Avoidance and taboo (784);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This general survey of Bambara culture is one of the series
of monographs on African peoples sponsored by the International African Institute in
London. The author has done field work in French West Africa. At the time she wrote the
book, she was attached to the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique in Paris. This
book, however, is based mostly upon published materials rather than personal observations.
More than half of the book is devoted to data on demography, tribal groups, language,
geography, economics and history. Cultural data include information on family and political
organization, religion, birth, initiation, marriage, death, and the arts. The influence of
French administration is mentioned throughout the book.
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: Les Bambara Includes bibliographical
references (p. -119) Translated for the HRAF files by Thomas Turner in 1960
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.
Robert Lee ; 1959
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)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Bambara (African people)