Dogon : FA16.

The Dogon are a group of people who live primarily in the districts of Bandiagara and Douentza in the western African nation of Mali. Some Dogon reside in Burkina Faso. This file consists of 30 documents, two are in the original French. Most focus geographically on the Mopti Region of Mali from ca....

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Corporate Author: Human Relations Area Files, inc.
Other Authors: Beierle, John., Bouju, Jacky., Calame-Griaule, Geneviève., Cazes, Marie-Hélène., Dieterlen, Germaine., Douglas, Mary., Flam, Jack D., Griaule, Marcel, 1898-1956., Imperato, Pascal James., Laude, Jean, 1922-1983., Parin, Paul., Segy, Ladislas., Skoggard, Ian A., 1953-, Verboven, Dirk., Ganay, Solange de., Palau Martí, Montserrat., Paulme, Denise.
Format: eBook
Language:English
French
German
Published: New Haven, Conn. : Human Relations Area Files, 1999-
Series:EHRAF world cultures. Africa.
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Summary:The Dogon are a group of people who live primarily in the districts of Bandiagara and Douentza in the western African nation of Mali. Some Dogon reside in Burkina Faso. This file consists of 30 documents, two are in the original French. Most focus geographically on the Mopti Region of Mali from ca. 1935 through 1970. General ethnographic information on the Dogon can be found in Paulme and Griaule for the 1930s, Paulu Marti up to the mid-1950s, and Bouju, ca. 1980s. Nearly half of the works focus on Dogon religion and art. Griaule wrote the classic works on Dogon religious thought and myth, which have been critiqued and defended. Griaule and Dieterlen also carried out a sociological analysis of Dogon religion. More specific religious studies are Dieterlen's studies of the Dogon concept of the soul and the symbolism of Dogon sacrifices. Van Beek has written on witchcraft, religious statues and religious ceremonies. Imperato writes on masked dances, as does Griaule in his general ethnography. Analyses of Dogon art are found in Laude, Flam, and Segy. Verboven provides a sophisticated analysis of Dogon ritual movement and dance. Culture and personality studies are found in Parin et al. and Ganay. Other topics included in the file are games, ethnolinguistics, ethnobotany, food patterns, and marriage patterns.
Item Description:Title from Web page (viewed Apr. 16, 2008).
This portion of eHRAF world cultures was last updated in 1999 and is a revision and update of two microfiche files, Dogon and Dogon II.
Format:Mode of access: World Wide Web.