Beek, W. E. A. van. Harmony versus autonomy: models of agricultural fertility among the Dogon and the Kapsiki

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

Title: Harmony versus autonomy: models of agricultural fertility among the Dogon and the Kapsiki

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph The Creative communion : African folk models in fertility and the regeneration of life, edited by Anita Jacobson-Widding and Walter van Beek

Published By: Original publisher The Creative communion : African folk models in fertility and the regeneration of life, edited by Anita Jacobson-Widding and Walter van Beek Uppsala: Uppsala University. 1990. 285-305 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Walter E. A. van Beek

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 Annual cycle (221); Agriculture (240); Diet (262); Land use (311); Settlement patterns (361); Real property (423); Production and supply (433);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document In this article van Beek discusses the history of Dogon settlement, subsistence patterns, and related symbolism. According to van Beek, the Dogon settled the Bandiagara escarpment, beginning in the 15th century, as a defense against slave raiders. The sandstone rocks of the cliffs also held water year-round, compared to the arid plateau and plains. The Dogon culitvated the fields below the cliffs. The closest fields were owned by elders and worked by extended familes. Those further out were owned and worked by younger men, who formed large work groups for protection from slave raiding bands. French pacification ended the need for protection and the Dogon moved further out onto the plain, forming new settlements. Van Beek discusses the land ownership patterns and cropping patterns of this later period, which he compares to those of the Kapsiki.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 29

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. fa16-029

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 305)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1978-1989

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 Ethnographer-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Ian Skoggard;1999

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1400-1990

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Bandiagara escarpment, Mali

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

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