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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Lewis, Oscar, 1914-1970
Life in a Mexican village: Tepoztlán restudied
Published By: Original publisher
Urbana: University of Illinois Press. 1951. xxviii, 512 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Oscar Lewis ; with drawings by Alberto Beltrán
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2010. 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
Community structure (621);
Real property (423);
Accumulation of wealth (556);
Puberty and initiation (881);
Political movements (668);
Inter-community relations (628);
Family relationships (593);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Production and supply (433);
Local officials (624);
General character of religion (771);
Ingroup antagonisms (578);
Sociocultural trends (178);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
As the subtitle indicates, this work reports the results of
a restudy of the same community introduced by Redfield (see document No. 1, this
collection). The author, as principal investigator, had the aid and cooperation of a team
of graduate anthropology students, agronomists, doctors, psychological testers, and
government officials. He and his associates spent a total of about one year in the
community, at intervals between 1943 and 1948. This study consciously builds on and
complements that of Redfield, emphasizing those aspects of the culture not thoroughly
explored in the earlier study: land problems, agriculture, wealth, politics, life cycle and
interpersonal relations. The 20-year period between studies brought changes in the
community, field techniques, research interests, and the opportunities to build on a
predecessor's work; the author recognizes these changes in analyzing Redfield's work and
that of his own team. This is a very thorough presentation supported by much historical,
statistical and psychological data.
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. 495-501)
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.
George R. Bedell ; 1964-1965 ; Teferi Abate Adem;
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)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Nahuas--Social life and customs/ Ethnology--Mexico/ Tepoztlán,
Mexico/Mexico--Social life and customs