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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Alissi, Albert S.
Boys in Little Italy: a comparison of their individual value
orientations, family patterns, and peer group associations
Published By: Original publisher
San Francisco: R & E Research Associates. 1978. ix,
119 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Albert S. Alissi
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Italian Americans (N010)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121);
Tests and schedules administered in the field (125);
Cultural participation (184);
Social relationships and groups (571);
Nuclear family (594);
Extended families (596);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This study, dealing in large part with social theory,
focuses on the "Little Italy" section of Cleveland, Ohio. The aim of the study was to
determine to what extent boys of Alissi's sample (aged 12-18), with similar value
orientations also came from similar family types and peer groups. Alissi notes that these
social variables were so related as to distinguish the existence of at least three diverse
subsystems -- traditional, mobile, and deviant -- which reflected predictably
characteristic values, family types and peer group properties. Alissi suggests that "…the
traditional subsystem was made up of boys with existing value orientations who came from
expanded families and belonged to corner-boy groups; the mobile subsystem was made up of
boys with achieving value orientations who came from nuclear families and belonged to
college-boy groups; and the deviant subsystem was made up of boys with conflicting value
orientations who came from mixed families and belonged to deviant-boy groups" (p. 81). The
document concludes with appendices showing examples of the questionnaires used to gather
the data in this work.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 112-119)
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Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
John Beierle ; 1999
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Little Italy, Cleveland, Ohio, United
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