Levy, Jerrold E., 1930-. Orayvi revisited: social stratification in an “egalitarian” society

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

Title: Orayvi revisited: social stratification in an “egalitarian” society

Published By: Original publisher Santa Fe ; [Seattle]: School of American Research Press ; Distributed by the University of Washington Press. 1992. xvi, 198 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Jerrold E. Levy with assistance from Barbara Pepper

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. Hopi (NT09)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Sodalities (575); Ingroup antagonisms (578); Lineages (613); Clans (614); Community heads (622); External relations (648); Political parties (665); Mythology (773); Revelation and divination (787); Organized ceremonial (796);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The major aim of this work is to examine social stratification among the Hopi, first by viewing it as a source of internal contradiction in the society, and then by evaluating its role in the disintegration of the village of Oraibi (Orayvi) during the early years of the twentieth century. Levy then proceeds to reexamine Hopi social organization in an attempt to clarify certain aspects of its structure which have caused confusion to ethnologists in the past; "…provide a more comprehensive understanding of the Oyayvi split and its causes, including an integration of Hopi and anthropologists' explanation; and answer some questions arising from generalizations scholars have formulated about the nature of Hopi society and culture, namely that Hopi social organization was unstable and not fully integrated" (p. 155).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 52

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. nt09-052

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: Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-194) and index

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1959-1964, 1966-1970

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; 1999

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1540 A.D. - twentieth century

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Hopi pueblos, First, Second, and Third Mesas, northeastern Arizona, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Hopi Indians


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