Politico-Religious Organization and Economic Change in Zinacantan, Mexico, 1952-1987 (ICPSR 9727)

Version Date: May 12, 1992 View help for published

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Frank Cancian

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09727.v1

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This data collection stems from anthropological field work on politico-religious organization and economic change in Zinacantan, Mexico. Major areas of investigation include local economics, economic stratification, and political and religious organization. Men of Zinacantan, Mexico, held year-long religious posts called "cargos," and waiting lists were kept to record the names of men who wished to serve in the future. The cargo data presented in this collection include information on cargo waiting lists such as the year in which the lists were used, the cargo requested, and the hamlet of residence of the requester. The census data for the hamlet Nachig for the years 1967, 1983, and 1987 include information such as age, residence, tax-paying status, land holdings, wealth, economic activity, economic status, political affiliation, and religious and civil offices held. The unit of analysis for the cargo data is the cargo requested. For the census data, the unit of analysis is married men.

Cancian, Frank. Politico-Religious Organization and Economic Change in Zinacantan, Mexico, 1952-1987. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-05-12. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09727.v1

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National Science Foundation (BNS-8310676, MH-2100), United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute of Mental Health
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
1952 -- 1987
1960 -- 1987

For the cargo data, the universe includes all requests for religious office in the Mexican township of Zinacantan. For the census data, the universe includes all married men in the Mexican hamlet of Nachig.

census data, and archival records

survey data, census/enumeration data, and administrative records data

1992-05-12

2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • Cancian, Frank. Politico-Religious Organization and Economic Change in Zinacantan, Mexico, 1952-1987. ICPSR09727-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09727.v1

1992-05-12 ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Standardized missing values.

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  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

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