Schlegel, Alice. Hopi family structure and the experience of widowhood

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

Title: Hopi family structure and the experience of widowhood

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph On their own : widows and widowhood in the American Southwest 1848-1939, edited by Arlene Scadron

Published By: Original publisher On their own : widows and widowhood in the American Southwest 1848-1939, edited by Arlene Scadron Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press. 1988. 42-64 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Alice Schlegel

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 Sociocultural trends (178); Secondary marriages (587); Celibacy (589); Household (592); Family relationships (593); Clans (614);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article discusses widowhood in Hopi society as it existed from the time of the first major penetration of the outside world in the 1860s to World War II. The author describes the traditional pattern and how it began to change …"as the Hopi began their transformation from a tribal society, based on subsistence horticulture and organized around corporate clans, to class society, in which sustenance came rom wage labor, social benefits, and entrepreneural activities" (p. 42). Of particular interest in this study is the changed status of the widow/widower, their relationship to their household and clan, and the degree to which they suffered economic deprivation from the loss of their respective spouses.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 58

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. nt09-058

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

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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 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). 1860s - 1945

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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