ERIC Number: ED039073
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Deviance Among Indians and Eskimos in Aklavik, N. W. T.
Clairmont, Donald H. J.
The Eskimo and Indian groups native to the Aklavik area were studied by the author who lived with an Indian and an Eskimo family, and spent 3 months in 1961 in their communities. These people were described and analyzed with respect to deviance patterns and community social structure. Particular attention was directed toward the age groups of 16 to 19, and over 30. Factors considered in the analysis were (1) demographic structure, (2) economic activity, (3) native families and socioeconomic status, (4) institutions and social control, (5) ethnic relations, and (6) deviance. The results indicated that natives with traditional values and goals experienced little strain in community living, while those who were oriented to middle-class white values experienced a frustrating disparity between their goals and legitimate means of attaining them. Seventeen tables support the analysis, which was intended to serve as an exploratory investigation into the factors behind increased social deviance. (BD)
Descriptors: American Indians, Behavior, Community Influence, Cultural Influences, Demography, Economic Factors, Environmental Influences, Eskimos, Ethnic Relations, Family Influence, Leadership, Religion, Social Problems, Socioeconomic Influences, Tables (Data)
Northern Co-ordination and Research Centre, Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources, Ottawa, Canada
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers: Northwest Territories