Hodges, David Julian. The Cajun culture of southwestern Louisiana: a study of cultural isolation and role adaptation as factors in the fusion of black African and French Acadian culture traits

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

Title: The Cajun culture of southwestern Louisiana: a study of cultural isolation and role adaptation as factors in the fusion of black African and French Acadian culture traits

Published By: Original publisher Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International. 1972. [vii], 160 leaves ill. [mostly indistinct], maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication David Julian Hodges

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 Social personality (156); External migration (167); History and culture change (170); Total culture (180); Ethnic stratification (563); Visiting and hospitality (574); Districts (634); External relations (648);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document In this dissertation Julian Hodges attempts to determine the relationship between cultural isolation and role adaptation in a society produced by the fusion of two cultures, French Acadian and African, and to investigate the reciprocal interchange of culture traits between the two groups. Using participant observation in conjunction with interviews and records, Hodges studied four parishes in southwestern Louisiana where the concentration of Cajuns was the greatest. Using the data he collected, Hodges establishes a significant and systematic relationship between the two variables of positive role adaptation and cultural isolation. Hodges attributes much of the complex pattern of the Cajun cultural fabric to African influence especially in music, religion, etc. (Introductory, p.xi).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 8

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. no12-008

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: Abstracted in: Dissertation abstracts international -- 33/05, p. 1901, Nov. 1972.|UM-AAC 7226598 Thesis (Ph.D.) -- New York University, 1972 Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date ['…a period of three months…' 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) St. Martin, Iberia, Evangeline, and Acadia parishes in Louisiana, United States (p. 29-31)

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Cajuns


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