Wagley, Charles, 1913-. Economics of a Guatemalan village

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

Title: Economics of a Guatemalan village

Published By: Original publisher Menasha, Wisconsin: American Anthropological Association. 1941. 85 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Charles W. Wagley

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. Mam Maya (NW08)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Culture summary (105); Life history materials (159); Tillage (241); Real property (423); Cereal agriculture (243); Inheritance (428); Occupational specialization (463); Accumulation of wealth (556);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This monograph, based on field and archival research, provides a good description of the economic life of the Mam of Santiago Chimaltenango in 1937. Since agriculture is the basis of the Chimalteco economy, Wagley discusses agricultural practices and the land tenure system, including its historical development, in depth. Trade, occupational specialization, wage labor, levels of consumption, and economic stratification are other major topics. Since the monograph is topically focused, other aspects of Mam culture are treated only briefly in the introductory chapter or in more elaborated form where they are important to the discussion of economic life. An index including page references to this document is in the microfiche 2: Wagley, pages 139-150.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 1

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. nw08-001

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: Includes bibliographical references (p. 84-85)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document April-October, 1937

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. Eleanor Swanson ; Martin Malone ; 1976

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1900-1941

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Santiago Chimaltenango; Cuchumatanes Highlands; Huehuetenango Department, Guatemala

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Mam Indians/Indians of Central America--Guatemala/Santiago Chimaltenango, Guatemala/Guatemala--Economic conditions--1918-1945


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