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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
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
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.
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);
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
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.
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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
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
John Beierle, 1993
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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