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- DescriptionMany people feel that the impact of techlogy and the pressure of the market ecomy on alpine communities leads to a loss of biodiversity, authenticity and cultural diversity, affecting animal husbandry, local food production, social networks and traditions. It is undeniable that progress, development and integration are transforming working routines, recipes for dairy production and patterns of communication in rural communities. This book explores the many tensions at the core of present local practices and debates in the Italian Alps, highlighting the many transformations undergone within skilled practice and cultural heritage as a result of commoditization, professionalization and technification, with a special focus on the ways in which this also means, quite literally, changing one's vision of locality: of the landscape, of local products and of local animals.
- Author BiographyCristina Grasseni lectures in Anthropology at the University of Bergamo, Italy. She has published on visual anthropology (Skilled Visions, ed., 2007, Berghahn Books), anthropological theories of expert knowledge and the mind (Practice and Cognition, 2004, in Italian), and on the commoditization of traditional Italian foods (The Re-invention of Food, 2007, in Italian).
- Author(s)Cristina Grasseni
- PublisherBerghahn Books
- Date of Publication01/01/2009
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Series TitleEuropean Anthropology in Translation
- Series Part/Volume Numberv. 3
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBerghahn Books
- Content Note25 ills.
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