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The hidden frontier : ecology and ethnicity in an alpine valley

Author: John W Cole; Eric R Wolf
Publisher: Berkeley ; London : University of California Press, 1999.
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"This study of ethnicity, identity, and nation-building has a new introduction (on which Eric Wolf collaborated near the end of his life) that shows the continuing validity of the book's innovative approach to ethnography, ecology, culture, and politics. The authors investigated two Alpine villages - the German-speaking community of St. Felix and Romance-speaking Tret - only a mile apart in the same mountain  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John W Cole; Eric R Wolf
ISBN: 0520216814 9780520216815
OCLC Number: 41176698
Notes: "With a new introduction."
Description: xx, 348 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: ch. 1. The inquiry --
ch. 2. The forging of Tyrolese identity --
ch. 3. Torments of nationalism --
ch. 4. The economic development of the rural sector --
ch. 5. History of an upland valley --
ch. 6. Mountain husbandry --
ch. 7. The mountain estate --
ch. 8. Inheritance --
ch. 9. The new economic order --
ch. 10. Kith and kin --
11. Cultural confrontation.
Responsibility: John W. Cole, Eric R. Wolf.
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