Metzger, Duane, 1930-. Interpretations of drinking performances in Aguacatenango

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

Title: Interpretations of drinking performances in Aguacatenango

Published By: Original publisher Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Library. 1964. 4, 187 leaves ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication [by] Duane Metzger

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 Alcoholic beverages (273);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Metzger distinguishes between ceremonial and individual drinking among the Indians of Aguacatenango. The former occurs at every public and household ceremonial. During ceremonial drinking, at which only adult males participate, the status of each individual is given consideration. Though every adult male of the community is supposed to participate at ceremonial drinking parties, successful attempts to gain acceptable dispensation from drinking are not infrequent. Aggressive behavior of drunken persons is not condemned. Metzger presents numerous native verbal texts for the interpretation of drinking behavior. The study also discusses kin terminology in detail.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 6

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. nv09-006

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: Thesis (Ph.D.) -- University of Chicago, 1964 Bibliography: p. 185-187

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document ca. 1956-1960

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. Sigrid Khera ; John Beierle

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) village of Aguacatenango (southern Tzeltal area), Chiapas, Mexico

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Tzeltal Indians

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