Orsi, Robert A.. The Madonna of 115th Street: faith and community in Italian Harlem, 1880-1950

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

Title: The Madonna of 115th Street: faith and community in Italian Harlem, 1880-1950

Published By: Original publisher New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press. 1985. 24, 287 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication [by] Robert Anthony Orsi

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 External migration (167); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Gender status (562); Ethics (577); Household (592); Family relationships (593); General character of religion (771); Spirits and gods (776); Sacred objects and places (778); Organized ceremonial (796);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a study of the popular religion of Italian Americans living in Italian Harlem in New York City from 1880 through 1950. Much of the work is devoted to an analysis of the FESTA of the Madonna of Mount Carmel on East 115th Street, and on the devotion of the people -- Italian immigrants and their American-born children -- to this Madonna. This source also deals extensively with the socio-cultural aspects of the community in which the FESTA takes place, and on the significant role of the DOMUS in the lives of Italian American population. (The DOMUS, as used here, represents not only the family or household itself, but also the moral judgement of this unit in determining proper ethical behavior for its members.) This monograph also presents information on the role of women in the society with particular emphasis on the position of the mother in the family and on the history of immigration to Italian Harlem.

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. n010-002

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 index. Bibliography: p. 235-282

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document No date

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 Indigene, Social Scientist-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1991

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1880-1950

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) East Harlem, New York, N.Y., United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Italian Americans


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