Friedl, Ernestine, 1920-. Vasilika: a village in modern Greece

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Vasilika: a village in modern Greece

Published By: Original publisher New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 1963. 18, 110 p. ill., map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Ernestine Friedl

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2003. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Greeks (EH01)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Domesticated animals (231); Pastoral activities (233); Arboriculture (245); Textile agriculture (248); Normal garb (291); Occupational specialization (463); Gender status (562); Mode of marriage (583); Family relationships (593); Nuclear family (594); Kinship terminology (601); Community structure (621); Organized ceremonial (796);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is an account of village life in Vasilika, located in the Boeotia region of central Greece. Vasilika was chosen by Friedl for her field study because it seemed to show all possible indications of being a good, representative cross-section of a rural village in Greece at that time. An able synthesis of the data is presented, concentrating on the family and interpersonal relations. Data are given on the village -- its physical setting and community organization; the family -- its economic activities, standard of living, the dowry system and inheritance; and interpersonal relations -- within the family, the village and the nation. The author also shows how the traditional patterns of village life are being changed under urban influence, and how these influences have established an irresistible attraction for the young men of the village. The fieldwork upon which this source is based was conducted primarily in 1955-1956 (with the assistance of Fulbright and Wenner-Gren Foundation grants), with very brief return visits in the summer of 1959 and for two days in July 1961. The author, accompanied by her husband who also contributed to the collection of field data, lived in the house of one of the villagers while engaged in her study of Vasilika.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 2

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. eh01-002

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1955-1959

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 Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1965-1966

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1955-1959, 1961

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Vasilika, Greece

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Greece

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