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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Ahmad, Saghir, 1936-1971
Class and power in a Punjabi village
Published By: Original publisher
New York: Monthly Review Press. 1977. 174 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Saghir Ahmad ; introd. by Kathleen Gough
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.
West Punjabi (AT03)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Real property (423);
Occupational specialization (463);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This book has four parts: an introduction by an outsider author, an ethnography of a Punjabi village, and two essays critiquing Western modernization and population control policies. In the main ethnography, the author examines how two major state policy initiatives implemented in 1959 regarding land reform and democratic electoral representation impacted village social, economic, and political organization. The policies did not achieve desired outcomes because of underlying class relations that perpetuated the traditional power structure.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Based on the author's thesis, Michigan State University, 1967 includes bibliographical references (p. 151-154)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
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
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).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Shahpur subdivision, Sargodha District, Punjab, Pakistan
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Villages--Pakistan--Punjab (Province)//Land reform--Pakistan--Punjab (Province)//Social classes--Pakistan--Punjab (Province)//Punjab (Pakistan)--Rural conditions