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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Wagley, Charles, 1913-
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);
Real property (423);
Cereal agriculture (243);
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
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. 84-85)
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.
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).
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