Griaule, Marcel, 1898-1956. Conversation with Ogotemmêli

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

Title: Conversation with Ogotemmêli

Published By: Original publisher [London]: Published for the International African Institute by the Oxford University Press. 1965. xvii, 230 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Marcel Griaule

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 Cosmology (772); Mythology (773);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This relatively short book, a translation of “Dieu d'eau: entretiens avec Ogotemmêli” by Ralph Butler and revised by Audrey I. Richards and Beatrice Hooke, is a result of Griaule's interviews with one of the Dogon better-informed elders in October and November 1946. In order to reach a general audience and to make the character and significance of Dogon religious life more widely known, this record of the author's original observations is presented in an informal style in the form of conversation. A great deal of mythology is presented together with Griaule's reflections on the meaning of what he had been told.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 3

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. fa16-003

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Translation of: Dieu d'eau: entretiens avec Ogotemmêli Includes bibliographical references (p. 224-226) and index

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1931-1947

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 ; 1970-1971

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1946

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Lower and Upper Ogal, Bandiagara Circle, Mopti Region, Mali

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

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