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Freed, Stanley A.

Works: 84 works in 263 publications in 4 languages and 3,040 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Literature  Case studies  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Pictorial works  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other, Scientific advisor
Classifications: E77.4, 970.00497
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Most widely held works about Stanley A Freed
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Most widely held works by Stanley A Freed
Ghosts : life and death in North India by Ruth S Freed( Book )

15 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph is the ninth of a series devoted to the description and analysis of life in Shanti Nagar, a village in the Union Territory of Delhi. Our research is based on holistic fieldwork carried out in 1957-59 and 1977-1978. Previous monographs, all published in the Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, have dealt with social organization, economics, rites of passage, fertility and sterilization, elections, sickness and health, enculturation and education, and ghosts in the context of a woman's psychomedical case history. The present monograph places ghost illness, ghost possession, and poltergeist attacks in an historical, psychological, ecological, medical, ideological, and holistic ethnographic context. A descriptive and comparative case-study method is central to the analysis. Among the ghost-related topics that are covered are beliefs; causes; gender, age and caste distribution; sectarian differences (the Arya Samaj vs. Sanatan Dharma); and the recruitment, training, and methods of exorcists and curers
Anthropology and the climate of opinion by New York Academy of Sciences( Book )

11 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hindu festivals in a north Indian village by Stanley A Freed( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Festivals are the most visible feature of village Hinduism. All common ritual practices are on display. The relationship of festivals to family life, the agricultural year, and to the everyday concerns of village people are clearly seen in offerings to deities, gifts exchanged between relatives, songs, drama, and storytelling. Festivals are the best point of entry into the study of Hinduism in ethnographic context."--BOOK JACKET. "In Hindu Festivals in a North Indian Village the authors describe each festival, tracing its relationship to other important village institutions, such as caste, kinship, and seasonal agricultural activities. Their analysis goes beyond the festivals as practiced in Shanti Nagar to include comparisons with practices in other villages and references to Indian and Hindu history, mythology, astronomy, and astrology. They note differential participation in festivals by caste, sect, age, and gender. The study covers a period of two decades. Although the festivals continued almost unchanged during this time, the authors point out the few discernible differences."--Jacket
Shanti Nagar : the effects of urbanization in a village in north India by Stanley A Freed( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing Washo kinship by Stanley A Freed( Book )

17 editions published between 1957 and 1980 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The psychomedical case history of a low-caste woman of north India by Ruth S Freed( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthropological psychomedical case history of 35 years in the life of Sita describes and analyzes the complexity of behavioral symptoms called ghost possession and fits in the Delhi region of North India. The conditions contributing to these alternate mental states will be shown to be due to biological, cultural, and psychological causes. An absentee father in military service, the deaths of 12 of her siblings as infants in Sita's childhood, and three of her girl friends during pubescence are linked with the culturally conditioned belief that death may be due to a malevolent female ghost and with the individual psychological fear that mating results in death. In her childhood, Sita developed an anxiety disorder that contributed to her ghost possessions after she married at 15 years of age. With the birth of her first child, Sita's possessions became fits. Although formerly her behavior would have been labeled hysteria, the present analysis points to multiple causes-genetic and other biological processes, an anxiety disorder, and culturally induced stresses-which produced sufficient pain to trigger Sita's alternate mental states
Man from the beginning by Stanley A Freed( Book )

2 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fertility, sterilization, and population growth in Shanti Nagar, India : a longitudinal ethnographic approach by Stanley A Freed( Book )

11 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The results of the 1981 Indian census showed a slight increase in the rate of population growth despite an energetic governmental campaign to reduce fertility, the growing use of contraception, a substantial number of sterilized persons, and a declining birthrate. The longitudinal ethnographic analysis of population data from Shanti Nagar dating from the 1950s and the 1970s suggests that the growth rate of the population might be better understood if analytical emphasis were to be shifted somewhat from birth and death rates to survivorship, that is, the average number of living children per mother, thus focusing attention on the family, the social unit in which the decisions are made that give rise to national demographic rates and averages. Currently, the principle fertility decision that a Shanti Nagar couple must make is whether to undergo sterilization and how many children are deemed necessary before taking this step. Analysis of the Shanti Nagar data shows that women of completed fertility in the 1970s had more living children than comparable women in the 1950s, and that even the sterilized couples of the 1970s had only slightly fewer children than the almost entirely noncontracepting women of the 1950s. Although the age of women at their own (or their husbands') sterilization is falling and the operation takes place after fewer children than formerly, the average sterilized couple nonetheless has more than 4 children instead of the 2 or 3 that the Government of India prefers. An analysis of the relationship to fertility of various modernization variables, such as urbanization and enhanced economic status, fails to show any consistent correlation of such variables with reduced fertility. School attendance by females is perhaps the most promising of the modernization veriables, but its effect is somewhat ambiguous and relatively weak until women achieve the college level. Current trends suggest that soon after 2025, India may surpass China as the world's most populous nation
Green revolution : agricultural and social change in a north Indian village by Stanley A Freed( Book )

13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the mid-1960s, rural India passed through a period of rapid technological and social change known as the Green Revolution. It was the transition from basically subsistence peasant farming at a low technological level to expensive commercial farming with modern technology. Five major sociotechnological innovations were basic to the Green Revolution: the development of high-yielding varieties of food grains, especially wheat and rice; land consolidation; private tubewell irrigation; mechanization; and the use of factory fertilizers and pesticides. New sources of energy, electricity and the internal combustion engine, which replaced bullock power, and the financial infrastructure that enabled farmers to buy the new equipment--tractors, tubewells, and threshers--represented a fundamental change. If the Green Revolution is taken in its broadest sense to include much higher educational levels and new employment opportunities in modern occupations, then the economy of Shanti Nagar, whose principal component is still agriculture, has been transformed. This work is the 11th in a series of monographs, all published in the Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, devoted to the description and analysis of life in Shanti Nagar (a pseudonym), a village in the Union Territory of Delhi. Our research is based on holistic fieldwork carried out in the village in 1957-1959 and 1977-1978, dates which make it possible to compare the village just before and after the Green Revolution. The most visible results of the Green Revolution were substantially increased production of the new high-yielding varieties of grain and increased prosperity for farmers, and indeed for almost all villagers. Because of the Green Revolution and associated developments in education and employment, the villagers of Shanti Nagar now lead a modern style of rural life supplemented by urban employment. These changes have also had the effect of enhancing equality, one of India's greatly desired social goals"--T.p. verso
Enculturation and education in Shanti Nagar by Ruth S Freed( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We report observations and inquiries regarding enculturation and education in the context of change primarily due to urbanization in the village we call Shanti Nagar during the years 1958 and 1959. Although the processes of enculturation and education are related, they are contrasted as two types of learning, enculturation being the traditional learning found among family, kin, and community; and education, a newer type, having to do with the attainment of literacy in formal schooling. Although the study is largely descriptive, comparisons are drawn between the two major types of learning and their function in preparing the individual and community for the modern world. In addition, in this study we describe the problems of changing from one system of learning to another, and indicate the different rates of change occurring historically and during the period of our fieldwork for caste communities, and for the sexes
Anthropology unmasked : museums, science, and politics in New York City by Stanley A Freed( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Du site de l'éd.: Anthropology Unmasked is the 100-year history of one of America's leading Departments of Anthropology. It shows the growth of the American Muesum of Natural History, from it's uncertain beginnings in the 19th century to it's first tier ranking today of such museums worldwide. The book features the groundbreaking research by a cast of extraordinary characters who made a success of difficult and dangerous projects in remote places--from Siberia to Greenland to the Straits of Magellan--where danger was routine and where heroics were necessary and expected
Uncertain revolution : panchayati raj and democratic elections in a North Indian village by Stanley A Freed( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rites of passage in Shanti Nagar by Ruth S Freed( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shanti Nagar : the effects of urbanization in a village in north India : 3. Sickness and health by Stanley A Freed( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and Multiple languages and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shanti Nagar during 1958 to 1959 was a village in the initial stages of response to modern urbanization, primarily emanating from Delhi, the capital city of India, which was experiencing rapid modernization and urbanization. One aspect of these changes was in the diverse patterns of health care which were practiced in the village. The changes, which were occurring with respect to health care, were slow and not always easy to detect, but some of the changes were with regard to a greater use of Ayurvedic medicine because of Arya Samaj influences, and others to a lesser degree with Western medicine. The health care system of Shanti Nagar comprised a composite use of curers and healing practices deriving from the Atharva-veda, Ayurvedic and Unani systems of medicine, and Western medicine. The present paper points out the concepts of sickness and health of the people of Shanti Nagar and how their system of belief regarding illness and healing was eclectic, often an article of faith, and at the same time pragmatic. It also provides indices of changes in health care"--Page 289
Shanti Nagar : the effects of urbanization in a village in north India. 2, Aspects of economy, technology, and ecology by Stanley A Freed( Book )

9 editions published in 1978 in English and Multiple languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the year 1958-1959, Shanti Nagar was a north Indian village characterized by a generally traditional economy and technology at the beginning of intensive modernization. Modern influences impinged upon its people in the form of legislation and governmental programs that were designed to change, even revolutionize, village life from economic, technological, and social viewpoints. The vocational, educational, and recreational opportunities afforded by Delhi, a city then experiencing rapid modernization and westernization, were influences equally as effective as the developmental programs promulgated by the Government of India. The village was not overwhelmed by either governmental or urban influences. A well-integrated social unit, its people possessed the capacity to adopt selectively those innovations they believed to be useful and to reject others they perceived as risky or dangerous. The conjunction of various traditional and modern influences in Shanti Nagar resulted in a predominantly agricultural economy but a significant proportion of income was derived from salaries in modern urban occupations. It was clear that considerable potential for further economic and technological change existed in two principal areas. The Green Revolution would, in all probability, change village agriculture and, temporarily at least, could result in a reduced concern to obtain income from urban employment, especially on the part of the large landowners. With the passage of time, however, the future economic well-being of the villagers probably will increasingly depend on training the young people for modern careers in government, business, and industry"--P. 7
La Grande aventure des Indiens d'Amérique du Nord( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studying role behavior cross-culturally : comparison of a matrilineal and a bilateral society by Stanley A Freed( Book )

4 editions published between 1950 and 1970 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North American Indian by David Hamilton Murdoch( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the customs and traditions of many North American Indians including those of the Great Plains, Southwest, Great Lakes region, and the far North
Hindu festivals in a North Indian village by Stanley A Freed( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing shadows to stone : the photography of the Jesup North Pacific Expedition, 1897-1902 by Laurel Kendall( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book reexamines photographs from an early anthropological expedition to the North Pacific after a century of change. In 1897 Morris Jesup, president of the American Museum of Natural History in New York, sponsored a five-year expedition to Alaska and Siberia. This immense research project left a legacy of classic ethnographies, irreplaceable museum collections, and some three thousand photographs." "Thomas Ross Miller and Barbara Mathe examine how early anthropologists saw their task and how they used photographs as cultural and biological data, as documentation of places, events, and artifacts, and as models for future exhibits."--Jacket
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