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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Alzevedo, Thales de
The colored elite in a Brazilian city
Published By: Original publisher
Paris: UNESCO. 1953. HRAF Ms: i, 144 p. [Original: 107 p.]
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Thales de Alzevedo ; photographs by Pierre Verger
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1999. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Bahia Brazilians (SO11)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Ethnic stratification (563);
Political parties (665);
Social relationships and groups (571);
Talent mobility (555);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This source is an account on the racial situation in Bahian
society. According to it, upward social mobility is somewhat impeded but by no means
precluded by negroid racial origin. Evaluation of the individual is based rather on
personal merit and position within a particular social class than on race. The lack of
racial separatism is particularly true for the educational system and liberal professions.
It should be noted that on page 88, footnote 1, the author speaks of additional field work
he has done in the state of Bahia, in particular, reference to a series of anthropometric
studies he made in 1944 and 1947. This would indicate that the author's knowledge of the
area is much broader than the 1951 date in the heading would indicate.
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
English translation from French
Translation of: Les élites de couleur dans une ville
brésilienne Includes bibliographical references Translated from the French for HRAF by
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Feb. 1951 - Oct. 1951
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
Physical Anthropologist, Sociologist-5
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Sigrid Khera ; John Beierle ; 1970
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
1500 - 1951
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Town of Bahia (Salvador), State of Bahia,
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Bahia (Brazil : State)