Palacio, Joseph O.. Food and social relations in a Garifuna village

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

Title: Food and social relations in a Garifuna village

Published By: Original publisher Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1982 [1989 copy ]. 3, 8, 206 p.: ill., map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication [by] Joseph Orlando Palacio

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2005. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Garifuna (SA12)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Household (592); Extended families (596); Family relationships (593); Gratification and control of hunger (261); Diet (262); Eating (264); Buying and selling (432); Internal trade (438); Retail marketing (443); Exchange transactions (437);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This dissertation is a study of the way in which food serves as a means of analyzing social ties among residents of the community of Lisurnia (a pseudonym), a small village in the southern coastal region of Belize (Honduras), and between them and others in the outside world (p. 18). Thus Palacio sets the stage for his discussion of food as a basic medium of social interaction -- a theme that dominates the major portion of this source. In his analysis of the data the household, village commuity and village economy are all discussed in terms of broad areas in which food activities are performed, and are then integrated into the value system of the Garifuna that tends to isolate cultural and social forces determining food behavior. The source then continues with a lengthy discussion of the various food exchange systems operable in the society. In conclusion the author provides a description of food consumption itself, highlighting in the process some social and cultural constraints.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 12

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. sa12-012

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: UM8300616. Thesis (Ph.D.) -- Berkeley, University of California, 1982 Includes bibliographical references (p. 184-187)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1979-1980

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, Indigene-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1989-1991

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1979-1980

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) 'Lisurnia' [pseudonym], Belize

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Black Carib Indians

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