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Author Delamont, Sara, 1947-

Title Appetites and identities : an introduction to the social anthropology of Western Europe / Sara Delamont
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1995


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Description x, 254 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Travellers on a hill: introduction to the social anthropology of western Europe -- 2. The golden oranges: food, appetites and identity -- 3. The vines that trail: farming and fishing in western Europe -- 4. The trampled garden: invasion, refugees, migrants and tourists -- 5. The smokeless homes: peripheral regions in western Europe -- 6. Towns with towers: the city as symbol and the neighbourhood as home -- 7. And with great lies: politics, patronage and leadership -- 8. Turned in prayer: religion, magic, science and the supernatural -- 9. The gossips of the town: sex and gender in contemporary Europe -- 10. All Babel tongues: language and identity in Europe -- 11. Ringed with a lake of fire: conclusions
Summary 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 into 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. Students of European Studies, European Languages, EEC Studies and Sociology, as well as students beginning anthropology courses and their lecturers, will find this book useful
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. Its scope takes in Turkey, Greece and Cyprus in the east, to the fringes of Wales, Scotland and Ireland in the west
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-244) and indexes
Subject Ethnology -- Europe.
Europe -- Social life and customs.
LC no. 94009581
ISBN 0415062535 (hbk.)
0415062543 (paperback)