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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Dennis, Wayne, 1905-1976
The Hopi child
Published By: Original publisher
New York ; London: D. Appleton-Century Company,
Incorporated, for the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, University of
Virginia. 1940. xi, 204 p., plates ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2000. 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
Division of labor by gender (462);
Settlement patterns (361);
Postnatal care (846);
Infant care (854);
Child care (855);
Childhood activities (857);
Development and maturation (856);
Techniques of socialization (861);
Adolescent activities (883);
Aggression training (865);
Life history materials (159);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This source is a study of infant and child care, rearing
practices, and infant and child behavior and development among the Hopi. Part I of this
source focuses on Hopi culture and various aspects of Hopi infancy and childhood. The
discussion of Hopi culture focuses on the village of Hotavila and examines the local
economy, marriage practices, social organization, ceremonial life and ideals. According to
the author, Hotavila is the most conservative of the Hopi communities, is therefore most
representative of the traditional Hopi way of life, and thus provides the most appropriate
baseline for his study. In the discussion of Hopi infancy and childhood the author examines
infant and child care practices, socialization, childhood activities, and marriage and
courtship. In Part II the author focuses on infant and child behavior development. This
includes discussions of infant reactions to the cradleboard, infant development
(particularly the effect of cradleboarding on the development of walking), the behavior of
young children, child personality, and the incidence and basis of problem behavior in Hopi
children. Part II also includes the edited text of the diary of the author's observational
study of child behavior in the village of New Oraibi. The source concludes with a brief
summary of the study's findings and their implications for understanding infant and child
behavior and development in general.
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. 191-197)
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.
Gerald Reid ; 1988
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)
New Oraibi, Hotavila, Mishongnovi, and
Shungopavi pueblos, Second and Third Mesas, northeastern Arizona, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings