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People of the Sierra

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The People of the Sierra presents an engrossing account of the social structure of a rural community in Andalusia, the mountainous region of southern Spain. The author applies the principles of social anthropology, without recourse to jargon, to determine the nature of the leaders of a European peasant society—the mayor, doctor, lawyer, priest—and also the smugglers, bandits, "witches," and gypsies who live on the fringe.

For his second edition of The People of the Sierra Julian A. Pitt-River has unmasked the village of Grazalema which had been protectively cloaked in pseudonym for the original version. In addition he has added a new preface which elaborates upon his earlier theories on norms, values, and social structure, and reconsiders them in the light of current theories of other social scientists.

Because of its unique and penetrating observations, not only Hispanic, Mediterranean, and European but also Latin American scholars regard this book as one of the foundation stones of contemporary cultural studies in several disciplines. Beyond the significance of its substance and theory, this study has considerable merit as a humane work of subtle perception and artful execution.

About the Author

Julian A. Pitt-Rivers (1919–2001) was a British social anthropologist and ethnographer of Andalusian and Mediterranean societies. 

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Preface to the Second Edition

Preface to the First Edition

I. El Pueblo. (i) The Boundaries of the Community

II. El Pueblo. (ii) The Community and the World

III. Occupation and Wealth (i) Agriculture

IV. Occupation and Wealth. (ii) Industry and Trade

V. Status and Age

VI. The Sexes. (i) Courting: the Values of the Male

VII. The Sexes. (ii) Marriage and the Family

VIII. The Sexes. (iii) The Values of the Female

IX. Political Structure

X. Friendship and Authority

XI. Law and Morality. (i) Nicknames and the Vito

XII. Law and Morality. (ii) Bandits and Gypsies

XIII. Law and Morality. (iii) The Supernatural

XIV. Conclusion

Appendix: The Present and the Past

Glossary

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226670102
Author:
Pitt Rivers, Julian
Publisher:
University Of Chicago Press
Author:
Pitt-Rivers, Julian
Author:
Pitt-Rivers, Julian A.
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Grazalema
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
2
Series Volume:
TWAS 201.
Publication Date:
19720215
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
260
Dimensions:
8.17x5.53x.61 in. .65 lbs.
Media Run Time:
35 Min. 30 Sec.

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