Arditi, Claude. Pourquoi les Massa prèférent-ils le sorgho?: heurs et malheurs de la riziculturre irriguée au Nord-Cameroun

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

Title: Pourquoi les Massa prèférent-ils le sorgho?: heurs et malheurs de la riziculturre irriguée au Nord-Cameroun

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Journal des anthropologues -- Vol. 74

Published By: Original publisher Journal des anthropologues -- Vol. 74 Montrouge [France]: A.F.A.-E.H.E.S.S.. 1998. 117-126 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Claude Arditi

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2020. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Masa (FI21)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Acculturation and culture contact (177); Economic planning and development (179); Domesticated animals (231); Cereal agriculture (243); Water supply (312); Real property (423); Renting and leasing (427); Production and supply (433); Division of labor by gender (462); Labor supply and employment (464); Household (592);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The introduction of rice cultivation as a replacement for the traditional Masa subsistence system had mixed results, primarily due to the importance of cattle in the Masa marriage system and social relations. Productivity varied according to household size, family life cycle, and proximity to main irrigation canals, among other factors. The author also describes how Masa swap land to avoid paying royalties on their produce, with many absentee landlords accumulating multiple plots and hiring farm workers.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 8

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. fi21-008

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 French

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 117-131)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date given

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-4, 5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Ian Skoggard; 2020

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1950-1986

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Yagoua, Mayo-Danay department, Far North region, Cameroon

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


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