Greek Island Cosmos: Kinship and Community in Meganisi (World Anthropology)
By: Roger Just (author)Hardback
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Meganisi is one of the smallest and most remote of the Greek Ionian islands. From another point of view, it is the centre of the world, and its sailors travel literally from China to Peru while its migrants maintain familial connections from Johannesburg to Montreal. The villages of Meganisi are tightly-knit communities and this detailed ethnographic study explores the basis on which the islanders' solidarity and sense of identity are constructed and reconstructed despite population mobility and economic change: the values, sentiments and structures of kinship and family. Series Editors: Wendy James & N.J. Allen
Orientations; delineations of history; the advent of wealth; the terms of kinship; godparenthood; the back-to-back community; household and inheritance; romance and dowry; a kalos kosmos; epilogue.
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