Goldkind, Victor. Social stratification in the peasant community: Redfield's Chan Kom reinterpreted

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Title: Social stratification in the peasant community: Redfield's Chan Kom reinterpreted

Published in: American anthropologist -- Vol. 67

Published By: American anthropologist -- Vol. 67 Washington, etc.: American Anthropological Association, etc., 1965. 863-884 p.

By line: Victor Goldkind

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Maya (Yucatán Peninsula) (NV10)

Subjects: Cereal agriculture (243); Status, role, and prestige (554); Classes (565); Social relationships and groups (571); Community structure (621); Territorial hierarchy (631); Form and rules of government (642);

Abstract: Goldkind is concerned here with the classless homogeneity consistently emphasized in all Redfield's interpretations of the village community. This paper is a re-examination of the economic, social and political aspects of life in Chan Kom (based primarily on the data presented in sources 2:Redfield and Villa Rojas and 3:Redfield of this file, plus one summer field work after the paper was written). Goldkind suggests a basic reinterpretation of the social life of that community. He finds 'a heterogeneity significant for the lives of the people of the community and associated with the type of economic, status, and political stratification conceptualized by Weber.'

Document Number: 9

Document ID: nv10-009

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: 1964

Evaluation: Ethnologist-4,5

Analyst: Joan Steffens ; 1965

Coverage Date: ca. 1930s - 1950s

Coverage Place: village of Chan Kom, Yucatan, Mexico

LCSH: Mayas


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