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Author Dragadze, Tamara.

Title Rural Families in Soviet Georgia : A Case Study in Ratcha Province
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1988
Abingdon, Oxon : Taylor and Francis, 2003
©1988
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Description 1 online resource (232 pages)
Series International library of anthropology
International library of anthropology.
Contents BookCover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Dedication -- Illustrations -- Preface -- Note on Transliteration -- Introduction -- (I) The area -- 1 Abari Village -- 2 Ratcha Province -- 3 Soviet Georgia -- (II) The Ethnographic Context -- (III) Fieldwork and Academic Problems -- 1 The Georgian Villager in the Soviet Context -- (I) Notions Concerning the State -- (II) Administration -- (III) Legalities -- (IV) Economic Aspects -- (V) National Culture -- (VI) The Villagers' Views -- 2 The Social and Economic Organization of Domestic Units -- (I) Definition -- (II) The Ideal -- (III) Variations -- 1 Migration -- Jobs -- The Lure of the Towns -- Status and Occupation -- 2 Demographic Factors -- (IV) The Tasks of Domestic Units -- 1 Identity, Moral Support and Residence -- 2 The Provision of Food in a Socially Acceptable Way -- 3 Sex, Procreation and Socialization -- 4 The Collective Wealth of Domestic Units -- 5 Inheritance -- 6 The Domestication of Religious Life -- (V) The Organization of Domestic Units -- 1 The Distribution of Authority -- 2 The Division of Labour in the Home -- 3 Obtaining and Spending Income -- 4 Collective Wealth for Suitable Heirs -- 5 The Pressures to Maintain Domestic Harmony -- (VI) Domestic Units and the Village -- 1 The Reputation of the Village -- 2 Domestic Units and the Outside World: the Ritual of Hospitality -- 3 Kinship and Marriage -- (I) Kinship -- 1 'Blood' Kin -- 2 Affines -- (II) Marriage -- 1 Marriage Negotiations -- 2 Abduction and Elopement -- 3 The Wedding Ceremony -- (III) 'Spiritual' Kin -- 1 Milk Brotherhood -- 2 Sworn Brotherhood -- 3 Godparenthood -- (IV) Fulfilment and Prosperity through Kinship and Marriage -- (V) Conclusion -- 4 The Role Complex of Domestic Life: Growing Up in Rural Georgia -- (I) Socialization -- 1 Birth -- 2 School -- 3 Youth
(II) Marriage Status and Household Adjustment -- (III) Parenthood -- (IV) Grandparenthood -- (V) Senility and Advanced Old Age -- (VI) Adjustments at Death -- (VII) Conclusion -- 5 The Morality of Age, Gender and Kin Distinctions -- (I) Gender Differences -- 1 The Role of Women in the 'Great Georgian Tradition' -- 2 Women the Guardians of Literacy -- 3 Women in the Village -- 4 Gender Distinctions in Everyday Life -- (II) The Distinctions of Age -- (III) The Morality of Kin Distinctions: Summary -- (IV) Conclusion -- 6 The Domestic Unit in Transition: Continuity and Change -- (I) General Approaches -- Analytical Frameworks -- 1 Social Change Theory -- 2 The Choice of Suitable Criteria for Evaluation -- (II) General Background in Georgia for Assessing Change -- 1 Historical and Economic Aspects of Georgia Before Soviet Rule -- 2 Historical and Economic Aspects of Georgia in Soviet Times -- (III) Collectivization in Ratcha -- (IV) Elements of Change in Domestic Life -- 1 Changes in the Nature of the Household -- 2 Changes in the Economic Base of the Structure of Domestic Units -- 3 Changes in the Size of Domestic Units -- 4 Changes in Patterns of Authority -- 5 Change in the Position of Women -- 6 Changes in the Role of Ethnic and Kinship 'Assertiveness' -- (V) An Overview of Some Causes of the Persistence of 'Traditional' Domestic Units -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Introduction -- 1 The Georgian Villager in the Soviet Context -- 2 The Social and Economic Organisation of Domestic Units -- 3 Kinship and Marriage -- 4 The Role Complex of Domestic Life: Growing Up in Rural Georgia -- 5 The Morality of Age, Gender and Kin Distinctions -- 6 The Domestic Unit in Transition: Continuity and Change -- Glossary of Kinship Terms of Address (given in the nominative form) -- Bibliography -- Index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Electronic books. -- local
Rachin Range Region (Georgia) -- Rural conditions
Rachin Range Region (Georgia) -- Social life and customs
Rural families -- Georgia (Republic) -- Rachin Range Region
Rural families -- Georgia (Republic) -- Rachin Range Region
Manners and customs.
Rural conditions.
Rural families.
Rachin Range Region (Georgia) -- Rural conditions
Rachin Range Region (Georgia) -- Social life and customs
Georgia (Republic) -- Rachin Range Region.
Form Electronic book
Author ProQuest (Firm)
LC no. 88004387
ISBN 0203168607
9780203168608