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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Redfield, Robert, 1897-
Villa Rojas, Alfonso
Chan Kom: a Maya village
Published By: Original publisher
Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1934 [1962
printing]. x, 387 p., plates ill.,
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Robert Redfield…and Alfonso Villa R.
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.
Maya (Yucatán Peninsula) (NV10)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Life history materials (159);
Cereal agriculture (243);
Division of labor by gender (462);
Extended families (596);
Artificial kin relationships (608);
Community structure (621);
Community heads (622);
Inter-community relations (628);
Theory of disease (753);
Magical and mental therapy (755);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is an intensive study of the folk culture of the
village of Chan Kom, located in the north central part of the Yucatan peninsula. The basic
presentation is in twelve chapters concentrating successively on the village and its
setting; history; tools and techniques; economics; the division of labor; family, village
and state; the invisible world; ceremonies of field and hive; the novena and the village
fiesta; sickness and its cure; the life cycle; and the meaning of nature. The autobiography
of a native community leader is presented as a separate chapter. The six appendices include
a diary of his life in Chan Kom by Villa Rojas; some myths, legends, and tales; texts of
Maya prayers; notes on midwifery by Katherine MacKay; an analysis of Indian and Spanish
elements in the culture; and a glossary of Maya and Spanish animal and plant names
mentioned in the text. The original draft of this source was prepared by Redfield and was
submitted to Villa Rojas for additions and changes.
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. 375 and 380)
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.
John Beierle ; 1965
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)
village of Chan Kom, Yucatan, Mexico
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings