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Migration, Kinship, and Community: Tradition and Transition in a Spanish Village analyzes the nature and impact of depopulation on a small peasant village in southwestern Castile, called Becedas. This book discusses the migration and peasant society, population and life style, village economy, family and household, and ritual and social structure of Becedas. An overview of the village and region of Becedas are also described, focusing on the geographical, economic, and political forces which helped to shape the peasant village’s way of life. This publication is a good source for students and researchers concerned with the modernization and economic development of traditional peasant people, structure and composition of the peasant community, and relationship between the peasant community and the outside world.
I. Migration and Peasant Society
Peasants and the Peasant Community
The Disappearance of Peasant Communities
Migration and the Future of the Peasant Community
II. An Overview of Village and Region
Becedas and Her Neighbors
The Village Past
The Village Today
III. The People: Population and Life Style
The Pueblo and Its Outsiders
A Population Decline
Migrant Selectivity and Destination
Occupational Structure and Village Commerce
Standard of Living
Centripetality and Centrifugality in Village Life
IV. The Village Economy: Property and Production
Land and Crops
The Agricultural Cycle
Economic Egalitarianism and Community Identity
V. Some Social Aspects of Economic Organization
The Familial Basis of Production
Community Control over Agricultural Resources
Attitudes toward Cooperation and Community Organization
Community Integration and Community Labor
VI. Family and Household
Household Structure and Composition
Family Role Relations and Socialization
Village-Urban Family Ties
Urban Links, Family Solidarity, and Community Identity
VII. Friends and Neighbors
Friendship and Social Structure
Nicknames and Friendship
Interpersonal Relations among Friends and Neighbors
Migrants as Friends and Neighbors
VIII. Ritual and Social Structure: The Life Cycle Rites
Baptism and First Communion
Ritual and Structural Continuity
IX· Conclusion: Migration and the Changing Peasant Order
The Problem Restated
Migration and Economic Adaptation
Migration and Cultural Change
Migration and Community Solidarity
The Community Undermined: Some Thoughts on the Future
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- © Academic Press 1975
- 1st January 1975
- Academic Press
- eBook ISBN:
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