Adams, William Yewdale, 1927-. Shonto revisited: measures of social and economic change in a Navajo community, 1955-1971

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Title: Shonto revisited: measures of social and economic change in a Navajo community, 1955-1971

Published in: American anthropologist -- Vol. 79

Published By: American anthropologist -- Vol. 79 Washington, etc.: American Anthropological Association, etc., 1977. 58-83 p.

By line: By William Y. Adams and Lorraine T. Ruffing

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2004. Computer File

Culture: Navajo (NT13)

Subjects: Acculturation and culture contact (177); Sociocultural trends (178); Settlement patterns (361); Community structure (621); Production and supply (433); Household (592); Extended families (596); Residence (591); Nuclear family (594); Income and demand (434); Labor supply and employment (464); Pastoral activities (233);

Abstract: The data in this study were derived from two separate studies of the Shonto area, one by Adams in 1955 and one by Ruffing in 1972. The purpose of this article is to document social and economic change and persistence between 1955 and 1971. The authors present data on the study population, social and economic development between 1955 and 1971, and the implications of these developments. The conclusion is that ' development at Shonto exhibits growth without change, while economic development exhibits change without 'progress,'...' (p. 80).

Document Number: 263

Document ID: nt13-263

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1954-1957; 1972

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Marlene Martin ; 1986

Coverage Date: 1955-1972

Coverage Place: Navajo Reservation, Shonto, Arizona, United States

LCSH: Navajo Indians


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