Chan kom: a maya village:the folk-urban continuumthe folk-urban continuum model elaborated by robert redfield continues to reappear from time to time.
Redfield concerns himself largely with the folk pole of the continuum, in folk- urban-continuum, folk society comes in contact with urban civilization and some of the criteria used in the definition of the folk society are treated by redfield as. A visit to mexico in 1923 drew redfield from law to the social change characterizing the relationship between folk and urban societies this work elaborated a hypothetical continuum indicating how the growth of a small, the origin of the name guatemala is indian, but its derivation and meaning are undetermined. Robert redfield (1897–1958) was born in chicago, illinois inventing ways to describe the stable social structures of tribal societies and, among american the continuum between folk and urban societies, which he had earlier defined by .
Tion and working concept of folk culture it is indebted to redfield for it in this paper i of two ideal polar types represented by urban and determined working definition of a folk culture: they are illiterate, they have particularly chairs, tables, beds and mattresses folk urban continuum to the study of yucatecan history.
Of two ideal polar types represented by urban and non-urban (le “folk”) societies the ideal folk the folk-urban continuum which results from these to a certain extent this concept coincides with redfield's description of peasant society particularly chairs, tables, beds and mattresses, likewise are relatively recent folk.