Jones, Dorothy Miriam, 1923-. Aleuts in transition: a comparison of two villages

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

Title: Aleuts in transition: a comparison of two villages

Published By: Original publisher Seattle: Published for the Institute of Social, Economic and Government Research, University of Alaska, University of Washington Press. 1976. vii, 125 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Dorothy M. Jones

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2007. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Aleut (NA06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Acculturation and culture contact (177); Marine hunting (225); Canning industry (255); Labor relations (466); Ethnic stratification (563); Towns (632); Public finance (652); Public works (653); External relations (648); Social problems (730); Status of children (858);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document In this study, Jones compares two Aleutian towns which have had very different development trajectories and social change consequences in the post-World War Two period. One town was a former U.S. military base which never quite recovered from the occupation. A group of local whites continue to control both the economy and politics, such as the school board and municipal administration, looking down on their Aleut neighbors. The other village was more remote, less affected by outsiders, except for Norwegian fishermen, who settled there and intermarried with locals. The Norwegians taught the local Aleut modern trawler fishing. The Aleut population of the first town has been beset by social problems, including alcoholism and juvenile delinquency. According to Jones, the major difference between the two towns lies in the degree of control local Aleutians have had over their economic and political conditions.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 73

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. na06-073

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. 117-122) and index

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1967-1972

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-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Ian Skoggard ; 2005

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1945-1970

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) 'New Harbor' and 'Iliaka,' Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Aleuts//Acculturation--Case studies


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