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- DescriptionDrawing on field research in Malta, Sicily, and among Italian emigrants in Canada, this book explores the social influence of the Mediterranean climate and the legacy of ethnic and religious conflict from the past five decades. Case studies illustrate the complexity of daily life t only in the region but also in more remote academe, by analyzing the effects of fierce family loyalty, emigration, and the social consequences of factionalism, patronage, and the friends-of-friends networks that are widespread in the region. Several chapters discuss the social and environmental impact of mass tourism, how locals cope, and the paradoxical increase in religious pageantry and public celebrations. The discussions echo changes in the region and the related development of the author's own interests and engagement with prevailing issues through his career.
- Author BiographyJeremy Boissevain is Emeritus Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam and has also taught at the universities of Montreal, Sussex, and Amsterdam and held visiting appointments in Malta, Britain, the United States, and Poland. His books and co-edited works include Saints and Fireworks (1965), Hal Farrug (1969), The Italians of Montreal (1970), Friends of Friends (1974), Revitalizing European Rituals (1992), Coping with Tourists (1996), Contesting the Foreshore (2004) and Hal Kirkop (2006). Translations of his work have appeared in Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish and Japanese and Maltese.
- Author(s)Jeremy Boissevain
- PublisherBerghahn Books
- Date of Publication25/04/2013
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBerghahn Books
- Content Note8 ills & 7 tables
- Weight599 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine19 mm
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