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- DescriptionTio Carlos was born in Madrid in 1920. This book tells the story of his life as a Gipsy, Gita. Due to circumstances he lived mostly in the provinces south of the capital. His lifespan includes some of the most turbulent times in newer Spanish history, and the many changes brought about had a decisive influence also on Gipsy life. His story tells about the traditional way of life in the Spanish countryside, and we later follow him and his family through the Spanish Civil war and the many social and ecomic changes that took place afterwards turning Spain from being a primarily agricultural society into a modern industrial state. His story tells about family structure, ecomic conditions, religious practices and social adaptation of an ethnic group that through history has managed to survive in spite of great adversities. Tio Carlos died on the 20th September 1994.
- Author BiographyThe Author: Kirsten Wang, to whom Tio Carlos told his story, was born 1917 in Norway, but lived for many years in Spain. When she later studied social anthropology at the University of Oslo, she returned to Spain to make field work for her dissertation on Spanish Gipsies. For many years she lived with a group in Madrid. During this time she also made the acquaintance of Tio Carlos and they agreed to try to save for the future the memory of bygone times.
- Author(s)Kirsten Wang
- PublisherPeter Lang GmbH
- Date of Publication01/04/1996
- SubjectBiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Place of PublicationFrankfurt am Main
- Country of PublicationGermany
- First Published1996
- ImprintPeter Lang GmbH
- Content Note10 fig.
- Weight360 g
- Width148 mm
- Height210 mm
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