Grosz-Ngaté, Maria Luise. Hidden meanings: explorations into a Bamanan construction of gender

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

Title: Hidden meanings: explorations into a Bamanan construction of gender

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Ethnology -- Vol. 28, no. 2

Published By: Original publisher Ethnology -- Vol. 28, no. 2 Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh. 1989. 167-183 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Maria Grosz-Ngaté

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. Bambara (FA08)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Cultural identity and pride (186); Division of labor by gender (462); Verbal arts (5310); Status, role, and prestige (554); Gender status (562); Classes (565); Slavery (567); Basis of marriage (581); Mode of marriage (583); Lineages (613); Territorial hierarchy (631); Wrongs (673); Burial practices and funerals (764); Missions (797); Status of adolescents (882); Gender roles and issues (890);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article explores the construction of gender among Bamana cultivators of Sana Province, Mali. It argues that Bamana notions of gender are rooted in daily practices relating to shared meanings of perhood, marriage practices and gender ideology.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 8

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. fa08-008

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-183)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1981-1982

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. Teferi Abate Adem ; 2006

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1766-1989

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

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

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