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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Aberle, David Friend, 1918-
The psychosocial analysis of a Hopi life-history
Published By: Original publisher
Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.
1951. 6, 133 p.
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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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Infancy and childhood (850);
Behavior processes and personality (150);
Culture summary (105);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This source is an attempt “to analyze a single life-history
for the light it sheds on the society in which the subject lives” (p. 1). It should be read
in conjunction with or after Talayesva (Document 7), since it is an analysis of that
material. Unfortunately, but maybe necessarily, it tends to repeat large amounts of data
already in the file in Titiev (Document 1) or Talayesva (Document 7). Thus large summary
sections are followed by shorter analyses. However for the analysis to be intelligible, it
is difficult to see how else this might have been accomplished. The best material here
concerns witchcraft and interpersonal relations. Since it is based on primary material, for
the most part already in the file, to which the researcher can easily refer, it is a
valuable addition to the file in terms of the insights it offers about Hopi society. Aberle
that “cooperation, lack of physical coercion, and peaceful behavior” certainly contrast
with “witchcraft, suspicion, and hostility” but that both sets are characteristics of Hopi
society (p. 124). The set which is emphasized is dependant upon the environmental
conditions at the moment. This is a secondary source, no fieldwork was involved.
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
Includes bibliographical references (p. 130-133)
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.
Martin Malone ; 1975
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)
Oraibi Pueblo, northeastern Arizona, United
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings