9789057023415

The Hard People: Rivalry, Sympathy and Social Structure in an Alpine Valley

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    9789057023415

  • ISBN10:

    9057023415

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-05-01
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

Heady draws on both participant observation and interviews with older informants to trace the effects of recent exogenous technological and institutional changes, and the way local people have responded to them. His findings relate to such themes of recent history as nationalism, regionalism and anti-clericalism; and contribute to the theoretical debate on the relevance of structuralist anthropology to European societies.

Author Biography

Patrick Heady gained his doctorate at the Department of Social Anthropology in the London School of Economics. He currently works at the Office for National Statistics.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements xi
Note on Language, Typeface and Spelling xiii
Maps
xiv
Introduction
1(24)
The Practical Organisation of Village Life
25(24)
Rivalry and Cohesion: Envy, Sympathy and Divergent Fortunes
49(26)
Communication, Strength and Boundaries
75(28)
Property, Work and Sacrifice
103(28)
Marriage and Village Unity
131(20)
Social Relationships and Nature Symbolism
151(24)
Stability and Change: Carnian Society as a Feedback Mechanism
175(26)
Regional Identity and Nationalism
201(26)
Conclusion
227(10)
Bibliography 237(8)
Index 245

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