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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Nash, June C., 1927-
In the eyes of the ancestors: belief and behavior in a Mayan
Published By: Original publisher
New Haven, Conn. ; London: Yale University Press. 1970.
24, 368 p., plates map
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
[by] June 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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Sociocultural trends (178);
Production and supply (433);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This book describes and analyzes changes taking place in
the 1950s and 1960s in the Tzeltal community of Amatenango del Valle (Tzo?ontahal). These
changes were in the economy, relationships to the Mexican government and the surrounding
Ladino population, political leadership, and religion. Villagers were beginning to break
the pattern of Ladino entrepreneurship through their own co-operatives (trucking co-op and
co-op store). Political leadership, which had traditionally rested on the principle of age
grading, had in some cases been given to young persons on grounds of their ability to write
and speak Spanish. Literacy was increasing among the young people. Belief in the overall
importance of the ancestors for the well-being of the community had given way to strong
skepticism. As a result certain ceremonies had been dropped, and the healing practitioners
were no longer considered as benevolent religious agents but were through-out suspected of
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
Bibliography: p. 355-362. Includes index
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
1957, 1958, 1965, 1966, 1967 (18 months
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.
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).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
municipio of Amatenango del Valle, community
of Tzo?ontahal, Chiapas, Mexico
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings