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Bamako, Ouolof. Sign language of the selb (guardian of the circumcised). Dakar-Djibouti mission (Marcel Griaule). Mali (Sudan).
Also available for consultation in the Reference library are leading French journals such as L’Homme, Journal de la Société des Africanistes, Journal de la Société des Américanistes, Journal de la Société des Océanistes, and Gradhiva.
The Research library’s collections cover a wide variety of geographical and linguistic areas. They are representative of the diversity of international research, and are not only in French and English, but also German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, and Scandinavian languages.
Like the Reference library, the Research library holds all published works by the founding fathers of anthropology and ethnology. Examples include J.-J. Bachofen, Franz Boas, Bronislaw Malinowski, Lewis Henry Morgan, and Marcel Mauss.
Collections of travel and discovery journals and missionary society manuscripts in microfiche form also constitute important sources for the discipline.
Also available is a wide range of international journals, including in particular American Ethnologist, Current Anthropology, Man, Anthropos, Terrain, and Paideuma.
Thursday, February 17, 2011