Imperato, Pascale James. Land of the cliff dwellers

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Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document.

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

Title: Land of the cliff dwellers

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph A Wind in Africa : a story of modern medicine in Mali

Published By: Original publisher A Wind in Africa : a story of modern medicine in Mali St. Louis: W. H. Green. 1975. ix-xi, 183-203 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Pascale James Imperato

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2019. 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 Reviews and critiques (114); Practical preparations in conducting fieldwork (122); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Life history materials (159); Behavior toward non-relatives (609); Cult of the dead (769);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is one chapter from a book on a U.S. medical mission to Mali between 1967 and 1971. In the chapter included here, the author, the head of the medical mission, discusses the mission’s experience among the Dogon. Much of the information in this source focuses on the problems of the medical mission in contacting the Dogon and arranging for the vaccination of the village populations. The source also includes information on the topography and climate of the Dogon area and some scattered details on Dogon economy, society, and religion. Some of the most interesting material in this source relates to the process of contact and culture change. In this respect, the author provides information on the impact of tourism on the Dogon, the commercialization of the dama, the masked dances that are part of the Dogon death anniversary ceremony, and the reaction of the Dogon to tourists, the team of foreign health experts, and other outsiders.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 17

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. fa16-017

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

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1967-1971

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 Public Health Government Doctor-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Gerald Reid ; 1988

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1893-1972

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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