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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Palau Martí, Monserrat
Published By: Original publisher
Paris: Presses Universitaires de France. 1957. HRAF ms:
183 p. [original: xii, 122 p.] maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Monserrat Palau Martí
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
Culture summary (105);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is an “African Ethnological Monograph” published under
the auspices of the International African Institute in 1957. This monograph compilation is
mainly based on the findings of the Dakar-Djibouti Expedition to study the Dogon culture in
depth (1931-33). It also involves a wide literature search. This is a general survey with
chapters on the environment, nomenclature, physical anthropology, demography, history,
language, economy social life, religious and intellectual life, and external influences,
and supplies a clear description of the state studies on Dogon culture as a guidance for
future research. It also provides an excellent annotated bibliography.
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.
Component part(s), monograph
Language: Language that the document is written in
English translation from French
Translation of: Les Dogon|The original French text is
not included Includes bibliographical references (p. 146-170) Translated for the HRAF files
by Frieda Schütze|Not translated for the Files: the index of authors and the alphabetical
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.
Cheng-ruey Ma ; 1970
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)
Mopti Region, Mali
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Dogons (African people)