Cohen, Ronald. The success that failed: an experiment in culture change in Africa

Table of Contents

Publication Information

Paragraph Subjects (OCM)

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: The success that failed: an experiment in culture change in Africa

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Anthropologica, n.s. -- Vol. 3, no. 1

Published By: Original publisher Anthropologica, n.s. -- Vol. 3, no. 1 Ottawa: University of Ottawa, Canadian Research Center for Anthropology. 1961. 21-36 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication By Ronald Cohen

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1998. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Kanuri (MS14)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Acculturation and culture contact (177); Tillage (241); Agricultural science (242); Districts (634); Ethnosociology (829);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document In this brief article, Cohen analyzes the failure of an agricultural experiment which was designed to introduce a new type of fertilizer to Kanuri peasants. He points to the importance of studying the cultural and psychological context of innovation before attempting to introduce Western technology to underdeveloped areas of the world. The information is based on fieldwork carried out by Cohen between January, 1956 and August, 1957.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 4

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. ms14-004

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 35-36)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1956-1957

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 Social Anthropologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Helen Gunsher Bornstein ; John Beierle ; 1972

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1956-1957

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Magumeri, Borno State, Nigeria

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

Cite

Copy and paste a formatted citation or use one of the links below to export the citation to your chosen bibliographic manager.

Export a Citation