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Migration, Kinship, and Community- - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121257507, 9781483276465

Migration, Kinship, and Community-

1st Edition

Tradition and Transition in a Spanish Village

Author: Stanley H. Brandes
eBook ISBN: 9781483276465
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1975
Page Count: 238
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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.

Table of Contents



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

Agricultural Technology

Land Tenure

Economic Egalitarianism and Community Identity

V. Some Social Aspects of Economic Organization

The Familial Basis of Production

Interfamily Cooperation

Community Control over Agricultural Resources

Pasturage Organization

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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