Paulme, Denise. Social organization of the Dogon (French Sudan)

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

Title: 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 Denise Paulme

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. Dogon (FA16)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Art (530); Marriage (580); Family (590); Death (760); Reproduction (840);

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 2

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. fa16-002

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

Note: 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 1935

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. 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). 1935

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)


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