Tlaxcala Project, Mexico


Cultural Kinetics, 2: The Invisible State
Belen, after the Revolution -- (Book Prospectus)
Douglas R. White, Michael Schnegg, Lilyan A. Brudner, and Hugo G. Nutini
Revised Outline:
  • 1. Introduction: Cultural kinetics in a Tlaxcalan Community
  • 2. Religious Revitalization and the Civil-Religious "Ladder"
  • 3. Kinship and Compadrazgo: Structural Connectivities and Crosscutting Boundaries
  • 4. The Invisible State: Radial and Proximal Cohesion
  • 5. The Moral and Economic Order: Status Groups and Social Class
  • 6. Social Solidarity and the Cash Nexus
  • 7. Conclusion
  • Belen 1500-2000

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    Findings

    Cross-Tabulation and Correlations of Structural Position
    Position (Couples) via Kinship and Marriage Members of Town or Religious Council Non-Members
    Giant Bicomponent 55 43
    1-connected to Bicomponent 13 31
    Small Components  3 20
    (Outsiders)  1 86
    r=.44, Significance < .005

    Cross-Tabulation and Correlations of Structural Position
    Position (Couples) via Compadrazgo Members of Town or Religious Council Non-Members
    Giant Bicomponent 82 75
    1-connected to Bicomponent 20 122
    Small Components  0 12
    (Outsiders)    1147
    r=.60 Significance < .001