Migration, Kinship, and Community-

Migration, Kinship, and Community-

Tradition and Transition in a Spanish Village

1st Edition - January 1, 1975

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  • Author: Stanley H. Brandes
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483276465

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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

  • Preface


    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




Product details

  • No. of pages: 238
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1975
  • Published: January 1, 1975
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483276465

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Stanley H. Brandes

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