Esman, Marjorie R.. Henderson, Louisiana: cultural adaptation in a Cajun community

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

Title: Henderson, Louisiana: cultural adaptation in a Cajun community

Published By: Original publisher New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 1986. [xix], 137 p. ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Marjorie Esman

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. Cajuns (NO12)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF History and culture change (170); Cultural identity and pride (186); Food quest (220); Food service industries (265); Labor (460); Individual enterprise (472); Leisure time activities (517); Hobbies (523); Social stratification (560); Social relationships and groups (571); Kin relationships (602); Political behavior (660); Religious denominations (795);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Esman considers the Cajuns of Henderson, Louisiana to be one of the most distinctive and oldest North American ethnic minorities. Now mixed withother immigrant groups, the Cajuns have attempted to maintain their cultural identity in a number of ways, both in the public domain, such as the biennial Crawfish Festival, and in private, in speech, mannerisms, philosopy of life, and attitudes toward each other and to outsiders (p.vii). This book explores these avenues of ethnic identity, presenting information on cultural history, the crawfish industry, restaurants, family life, sex roles, social life, religion, relations with other ethnic minorities, politics, work, play and leisure activities, and relations with neighboring communities and tourists.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 2

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. no12-002

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

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1979-1984 (p. 2)

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. John Beierle, 1993

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

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Henderson, La., United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Cajuns

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