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Cultural And Social Problems Of An Indian Pueblo, Thomas P. Lief Mar 1961

Cultural And Social Problems Of An Indian Pueblo, Thomas P. Lief

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This study describes the impact of social change upon the social structure of an Indian pueblo community in New Mexico. It is an investigation of the variant social forces and their conflicting impingements. Given a certain culture heritage, a particular historical background and a specific physical and social setting, what are the results of change upon the social system and upon the individual? To fit this inquiry into the empirical realm of facts, the community of San Juan pueblo was chosen, not so much because of its unique cultural configuration, as for the fact that it offered an opportune area ...