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Appetites and Identities : An Introduction to the Social Anthropology of Western Europe - Ms Sara Delamont

Appetites and Identities

An Introduction to the Social Anthropology of Western Europe

Hardcover Published: 10th November 1994
ISBN: 9780415062534
Number Of Pages: 272

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Appetites and Identities is a clear, inviting and fascinating introduction to the social anthropology of western Europe. It covers food, migration, politics, urban and country life, magic, religion, sex and language in an accessible and straightforward fashion, introducing the student to aspects of the anthropology of contemporary European culture from mussel farmers in the Netherlands to Basque chambermaids in Lourdes, and from unhappy bachelors in western Ireland to unwitchers in Portugal.
Avoiding the technical language of many anthropological textbooks, Appetites and Identities sets out the anthropological literature on the rich diversity of dialects, cultures and everyday lives of western European people, offering fascinating insights on how each region and community differs from its counterparts despite the notion of an integrated Europe. The book will stimulate curiosity about social anthropological investigation, and about life in Europe today.

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Travellers on a Hillp. 1
The Golden Orangesp. 19
The Vines That Trailp. 42
The Trampled Gardenp. 63
The Smokeless Homesp. 84
Towns with Towersp. 106
And with Great Liesp. 126
Turned in Prayerp. 147
The Gossips of the Townp. 172
All Babel Tonguesp. 193
Ringed with a Lake of Firep. 209
Glossary of Anthropological Termsp. 210
Referencesp. 225
Name Indexp. 245
Subject Indexp. 249
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ISBN: 9780415062534
ISBN-10: 0415062535
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 10th November 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1