Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document.
Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Gutierrez, C. Paige
Published By: Original publisher
Jackson, Miss.: University Press of Mississippi. 1992. xv,
149 p.,  p. of plates ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
C. Paige Gutierrez
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
History and culture change (170);
Total culture (180);
Food quest (220);
Food preparation (252);
Gratification and control of hunger (261);
Rest days and holidays (527);
Visiting and hospitality (574);
Ideas about nature and people (820);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
'Cajun Foodways' is about the relationship between Cajun
food and ethnic identity. It describes and interprets the symbolic aspects of Cajun ethnic
foodways, based on Gutierrez's field research in Louisiana, and written from the
perspective of folklore studies and cultural anthropology (p. xi). The introductory portion
of this work is an overview of Cajun history, followed by a discussion of Cajun ethnic
identity ca. 1980. Chapters 1-3 present a general description of Cajun food and cooking,
with a directed focus in chapters 4-6 on the crawfish, not only as a food, but also as a
symbol. The final chapters of this book (chapters 7-8) apply the insights gathered through
the analysis of the crawfish data to other Cajun foodways.
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. 139-145) and
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, 1993
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)
Breaux Bridge (St. Martin Parish), Lafayette
(Lafayette Parish), and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings