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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Social organization of the Dogon (French Sudan)
Published By: Original publisher
Paris: éditions Domat-Montchrestien, F. Loviton et Cie.
1940. HRAF ms: 558 leaves [original: 603 p.] ill.
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
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This study is a doctoral thesis for the Law Faculty of the
University of Paris in 1940. The author lived among the Dogon from February to October of
1935 while she was a member of Sahara-Sudan Expedition (the Third Griaule Expedition). She
studied the social and economic organization of the Dogon while her colleague Deborah
Lifchitz studied Dogon language and literature. The volume is divided into two parts. The
first part pays primary attention to the social structure and the integration of its parts
(kin groupings, community aspects of social organization, economic life, regional chiefs,
social groupings, external relations warfare, alliances), and the market. The second part
examines more closely domestic life and life cycle (household, marriage, married life,
birth, infancy, childhood, old age and death, social and individual rules).
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: Organisation sociale des Dogon (Soudan
français)|The original French text is not included Thesis (Ph.D.) -- University of Paris,
1940 Includes bibliographical references ( p. 538-554) Translated for the HRAF files by
Frieda Schütze|Only pp. 1-588 and 597-603 have been translated
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 ; Dubravka Schmalzbauer ; 1970-1972
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)