Nash, June C., 1927-. Death as a way of life: the increasing resort to homicide in a Maya Indian community

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

Title: Death as a way of life: the increasing resort to homicide in a Maya Indian community

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph American anthropologist -- Vol. 69

Published By: Original publisher American anthropologist -- Vol. 69 Washington, etc.: American Anthropological Association, etc.. 1967. 455-470 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication [by] June Caprice Nash

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1995. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Tzeltal (NV09)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Offenses against life (682);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document In this article Nash reports on her study of 37 homicides between 1938 and 1965 in the town of 'Teklum,' a fictitious name given to the Tzeltal community where she lived in 1964 and 1965. The cases were analyzed on the basis of various components: who was killed, the context, the agency, and motivation. The increasing homicide rate reflected the change of social control systems in the community -- the conflicts arising from competition in new economic enterprises, the rising suspicion of curers' abuse of their supernatural power, and the loss of belief in the guardianship of the spiritual ancestors.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 3

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. nv09-003

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Bibliography: p. [470-A]

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1964 and 1965

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. Cheng-ruey Ma

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

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) 'Teklum' (probably Amatenango del Valle), Chiapas, Mexico

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Tzeltal Indians


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