Gibson, Jon L.. The culture of Acadiana: an anthropological perspective

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

Title: The culture of Acadiana: an anthropological perspective

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph The Culture of Acadiana : tradition and change in south Louisiana, edited by Steven L. Del Sesto [and] Jon L. Gibson

Published By: Original publisher The Culture of Acadiana : tradition and change in south Louisiana, edited by Steven L. Del Sesto [and] Jon L. Gibson Lafayette, La.: The University of Southwestern Louisiana. 1975. 1-14 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Jon L. Gibson and Steven Del Sesto

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 Sociocultural trends (178); Functional and adaptational interpretations (182); Cultural identity and pride (186); Settlement patterns (361); Urban and rural life (369); Extended families (596); Religious denominations (795);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This brief essay outlines some basic concepts involved in the recognition of Cajun cultural identity and self image. Gibson and Del Sesto examine these concepts from an anthropological-sociological point of view. In addition, using Robert Redfield's definition of '…a folk culture as a small, isolated, nonliterate, homogeneous society with a strong sense of group solidarity' (p. 4)…as a basis for organization, Gibson and Del Sesto examine many of the characteristics of Cajun culture to see how well they conform to this folk culture ideal. Their conclusion is that Redfield's model of folk culture seems to accommodate Cajun culture quite well (p. 9).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 12

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. no12-012

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 12-14)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

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 Sociologist, Ethnologist-4

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). not specified

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Cajuns


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