Acosta Johnson, Carmen. Breast-feeding and social class mobility: the case of Mexican migrant mothers in Houston, Texas

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

Title: Breast-feeding and social class mobility: the case of Mexican migrant mothers in Houston, Texas

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Twice a minority : Mexican American women, edited by Margarita B. Melville

Published By: Original publisher Twice a minority : Mexican American women, edited by Margarita B. Melville St. Louis, Missouri: Mosby. 1980. 66-82 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Carmen Acosta Johnson

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2002. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Chicanos (N007)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Hospitals and clinics (743); Pregnancy (843); Childbirth (844); Postnatal care (846); Infant feeding (853);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This paper consists of a series of interviews '…with mothers who had recently left an agrarian village setting in Mexico, a high birth-high death nation, and entered the urban industrial setting of Houston, an intermediate birth and death setting. The manner in which this migration affected their infant feeding practices is traced, and the implications for explaining the social class patterning of breast-feeding behavior are developed' (p. 66).

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. n007-052

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. 82)

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 Social Scientist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 2001

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) Houston, Texas, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Mexican Americans


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