Friedl, Ernestine, 1920-. The role of kinship in the transmission of national culture to rural villages in mainland Greece

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Title: The role of kinship in the transmission of national culture to rural villages in mainland Greece

Published in: American anthropologist -- Vol. 61

Published By: American anthropologist -- Vol. 61 Washington, etc.: American Anthropological Association, etc., 1959. 30-38 p.

By line: Ernestine Friedl

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2003. Computer File

Culture: Greeks (EH01)

Subjects: Urban and rural life (369); Status, role, and prestige (554); Social relationships and groups (571); Visiting and hospitality (574); Family relationships (593); Kin relationships (602);

Abstract: In this study, the author has attempted to show how the role of kinship in Greece acts as a mechanism for maintaining rural-urban connections, and how this mechanism continues to function despite any upward mobility changes on the part of the Greek peasant. This paper tries to point up the particular significance of kinship in the intricate network of group relations between rural and urban areas of Greece and to show the process by which, at least in the area of the village of Vasilika, where the author did her fieldwork, the 'elite' are quite often likely to be one's own relations. This source, which is based on the author's 1955-1956 fieldwork, is a revised version of a paper prepared for a symposium on European peasant cultures held at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association at Chicago in December 1957.

Document Number: 3

Document ID: eh01-003

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 37-38)

Field Date: 1955-1956

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: John Beierle ; 1965-1966

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: Vasilika, Greece

LCSH: Greece

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