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Recent Submissions

  • Atlatl Number 4, 1983

    University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology, 1983
  • Culture Change and the American Cowboy

    Smithson, James B. (University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology, 1983)
  • Species of Hominids

    Marks, Jon (University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology, 1983)
  • Rural Resettlement in an Arid Frontier: Agricultural Development in Northwest India

    Stanbury, Pamela (University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology, 1983)
    This paper presents some results of recent fieldwork conducted in northwest India. The focus is the impact of agricultural development on a frontier agricultural region. The study area is part of the northern fringe of the Thar desert on the southern Haryana/Rajasthan border. Until 30 years ago, this region was considered only marginally. productive agriculturally and maintained a small scattered population. Irrigated agriculture has trickled into the region. Along with it, substantial growth in the form of spontaneous population in—migration and new economic opportunities has occurred. The following explores some demographic and social consequences of spontaneous migration, with particular emphasis on one village in this region.
  • Child-Care Practices in Four African Societies: A Controlled Comparison

    Reynolds, Anne M. (University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology, 1983)
    This paper will examine how child— care practices are influenced by the economic role of women. It will consider several cases where the economic role of women has been maximized by reducing the mother's responsibilities for child care. It is hypothesized that child care practices should be significantly diff e— rent where the mother's responsibilities are reduced than they are when the child's mother is the primary caretaker. If it is true that mothers are more nurturant, it is expected that where individuals other than mothers are the child care— takers, the early child—care practices will be 1) harsher, 2) earlier at onset, and 3) more abrupt than if the mother has primary responsibility for child care. When the mother's responsibilities are reduced, care of the child could be given over to men, children, or other women.
  • Correlations and the Explanation of Distributions

    McKellar, Judith A. (University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology, 1983)
  • Forward to McKellar Paper

    Schiffer, Michael B. (University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology, 1983)