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Mexican case studies in the culture of poverty.

For a considerable number of years, Oscar Lewis has been experiementing with, and perfecting, an important technique for ethnological reportage.  This is the minute and as nearly as possible total observation of the daily life of single family households in a community and in related series of communitities.  The fruits of his technique have been impressively demonstrated in his Life in a Mexican Village, a description of remarkable completeness, great interest, and thoroughly upsetting to common preconceptions of the psyche of modern, rural Mexicans.

Publication Details

  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN-10: 0465097057
  • ISBN-13: 978-0465097050
  • Dewey Decimal: 309.172
  • ECHO Library: 309.172 LEW