A Venetian Island

A Venetian Island

Based on ethnographic and archival data, this in-depth study of the Venetian island of Burano shows how its inhabitants develop their sense of a distinct identity on the basis of their notions of gender, honor and kinship relations, their ...

Author: Lidia D. Sciama

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1571819207

Category: History

Page: 250

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Since the extensive floods of 1966, inhabitants of Venice's laguna areas have come to share in, and reflect upon, concerns over pressing environmental problems. Evidence of damage caused by industrial pollution has contributed to the need to recover a common culture and establish a sense of continuity with "truly Venetian traditions." Based on ethnographic and archival data, this in-depth study of the Venetian island of Burano shows how its inhabitants develop their sense of a distinct identity on the basis of their notions of gender, honor and kinship relations, their common memories, their knowledge and love of their environment and their special skills in fishing and lace making.
Categories: History

Troubles with Turtles

Troubles with Turtles

New Directions in Anthropology General Editor: Jacqueline Waldren, Institute of
Social Anthropology, University of ... Center Esther Hertzog Volume 8 A Venetian
Island: Environment, History and Change in Burano Lidia Sciama Volume 9 ...

Author: Dimitris Theodossopoulos

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9780857456793

Category: Science

Page: 208

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The people of Vassilikos, farmers and tourist entrepreneurs on the Greek island of Zakynthos, are involved in a bitter environmental dispute concerning the conservation of sea turtles. Against the environmentalists' practices and ideals they set their own culture of relating to the land, cultivation, wild and domestic animals. Written from an anthropological perspective, this book puts forward the idea that a thorough study of indigenous cultures is a fundamental step to understanding conflicts over the environment. For this purpose, the book offers a detailed account of the cultural depth and richness of the human environmental relationship in Vassilikos, focusing on the engagement of its inhabitants with diverse aspects of the local environment, such as animal care, agriculture, tourism and hunting.
Categories: Science

Transnational Families Migration and Gender

Transnational Families  Migration and Gender

New Directions in Anthropology General Editor : Jacqueline Waldren , Institute of
Social Anthropology , University of ... and Nuno Volume 8 A Venetian Island :
Environment , History Porto and Change in Burano Volume 24 Crossing
European ...

Author: Elisabetta Zontini

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1845456181

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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By linking the experiences of immigrant families with the increased reliance on cheap and flexible workers for care and domestic work in Southern Europe, this study documents the lived experiences of neglected actors of globalization -- migrant women -- as well as the transformations of Western families more generally. However, while describing in detail the structural and cultural contexts within which these women have to operate, the book questions dominant paradigms about women as passive victims of patriarchal structures and brings out instead their agency and the creative ways in which they take control of their lives in often difficult circumstances. Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork and interviews, the author offers a valuable dual comparison between two Southern European countries on the one hand and between two migrant groups, one Christian and one Muslim, on the other, thus bringing to light unique detailed data on migration decision-making, settlement and on the multiple ways in which different women cope with the consequences of their transnational lives.
Categories: Social Science

Anthropos

Anthropos

Sciama, Lidia D.: A Venetian Island. Environment, History, and Change in Burano
. New York: Berghahn Books, 2003. 250 pp. ISBN 1-57181-920-7. (New
Directions in Anthropology, 8) Sechenbaatar, Borjigin: The Chakar Dialect of
Mongol.

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ISBN: UOM:39015057985908

Category: Ethnology

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Categories: Ethnology

Current Geographical Publications

Current Geographical Publications

Author: University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee. Library

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ISBN: UOM:39015064846564

Category: Geography

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Current Geographical Publications (CGP) is a non-profit service to the scholarly community initiated in 1938 by the American Geographical Society of New York. Beginning in 2006, the format changed to include the tables of contents of current geographical journals. The journal titles listed link to web pages or PDF scans of the current issue's contents.
Categories: Geography

Bibliographic Index

Bibliographic Index

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105124004792

Category: Bibliographical literature

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Categories: Bibliographical literature

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

4027 ' 092 B Charles the Bold : the last Valois Duke of Burgundy / Richard
Vaughan . New ed . Woodbridge , Suffolk , U . K . ; The Boydell Press , 2002 ... 31
A Venetian island : environment , history , and change in Burano / Lidia D .
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ISBN: UOM:39015066043129

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015046439421

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

De rebus quibusdam quae in collectionibus archaeologicis Cracoviae et Ienae asservantur

De rebus quibusdam  quae in collectionibus archaeologicis Cracoviae et Ienae asservantur

Title on added t.p.: De rebus quibusdam, quae in collectionibus archaeologicis Cracoviae et Ienae asservantur.

Author: Uniwersytet Jagielloński

Publisher: Archeobooks

ISBN: STANFORD:36105035325187

Category: Archaeological museums and collections

Page: 71

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Title on added t.p.: De rebus quibusdam, quae in collectionibus archaeologicis Cracoviae et Ienae asservantur.
Categories: Archaeological museums and collections