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The Life of Property : House, Family and Inheritance in Béarn, South-West France.

Author: Timothy Jenkins
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, Inc., 2010.
Series: Contemporary European History, 21
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In Béarn, a region of south-west France, longstanding and resilient ideas of property and practices of inheritance control the destinies of those living in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Based on extensive fieldwork and archival research that combines ethnography and intellectual history, this study explores the long-term continuities of this particular way of life within a broad framework. These local ideas have  Read more...
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Jenkins, Timothy
The Life of Property : House, Family and Inheritance in Béarn, South-West France
New York : Berghahn Books, Inc.,c2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Jenkins
ISBN: 9781845458232 1845458230
OCLC Number: 781326741
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (194 p.)
Contents: The Life of Property; Table of Contents; Preface and Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1: The Discovery of the Pyrenean Family; Chapter 2: Continuity Over Time; Chapter 3: The Contemporary Béarnais Farming Family; Chapter 4: Local Politics and Land Use; Chapter 5: Marriage, Inheritance and Social Change in a Gascon Novel; Chapter 6: Bourdieu's Béarnais Ethnography; Chapter 7: The Life of Property; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Contemporary European History, 21

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In Béarn, a region of south-west France, longstanding and resilient ideas of property and practices of inheritance control the destinies of those living in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Based on extensive fieldwork and archival research that combines ethnography and intellectual history, this study explores the long-term continuities of this particular way of life within a broad framework. These local ideas have found expression twice at the national level. First, sociological arguments about the family, proposed by Frédéric Le Play, shaped debates on social reform and the repair of national.

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