The Hidden Frontier: Ecology and Ethnicity in an Alpine Valley

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University of California Press, Oct 17, 1999 - 372 pages
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This award-winning classic in the study of ethnicity, identity, and nation-building has a new introduction (on which Eric Wolf collaborated near the end of his life) that shows the continuing validity of the book s innovative approach to ethnography, ecology, culture, and politics. The authors investigated two Alpine villages the German-speaking community of St. Felix and Romance-speaking Tret only a mile apart in the same mountain valley.
  

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Contents

The Inquiry
1
The Forging of Tyrolese Identity
25
Torments of Nationalism
50
The Economic Development of the Rural Sector
64
History of an Upland Valley
96
Mountain Husbandry
119
The Mountain Estate
153
Inheritance
175
Kith and Kin
233
Cultural Confrontation
263
Population Statistics
289
Interview Sheet
292
Representative Holdings in Tret and St Felix
293
Interethnic Marriages
315
BIBLIOGRAPHY
319
INDEX
337

The New Economic Order
206

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Page 332 - Wolfgang Steinacker, Der Begriff der Volkszugehörigkeit und die Praxis der Volkszugehörigkeitsbestimmung im altösterreichischen Nationalitätenrecht (=Schriften des Instituts für Sozialforschung in den Alpenländern an der Universität Innsbruck, IX, Innsbruck 1932); Brix, Die Umgangssprache in Altösterreich zwischen Agitation und Assimilation, 355-357.

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About the author (1999)

John W. Cole is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, President of the Northeastern Anthropology Association, and author or editor of four books in addition to The Hidden Frontier. Eric R. Wolf's many books include the influential "Europe and the People Without History "(California, 1982) and "Envisioning Power: Ideologies of Dominance and Crisis" (California, 1998).

Eric R. Wolf(1923-1999) had an illustrious and influential career as Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at H. Lehman College and the Graduate School of the City University of New York. His books previously published by California include "Europe and the People Without History" (reprint with new preface, 1997), "Envisioning Power" (1999), and "The Hidden Frontier" (with John W. Cole; reprint with new introduction, 1999). Sydel Silverman is Professor Emerita of Anthropology at the City University of New York. She was president of the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research from 1987 to 1999.

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