Greek Island Cosmos

Kinship and Community in Meganisi

Roger Just

This volume reveals the historical dynamism of what appears at first sight to be a forgotten backwater.
Date Published :
September 2000
Publisher :
Boydell and Brewer
Series :
World Anthropology
Illustration :
9 black and white, 21 line drawing
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780852552681
Pages : 288
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.25 inches
Stock Status : Out of stock


Meganisi is one of the smallest and most remote of the Greek Ionian islands. From another point of view, it is the centre of the world, and its sailors travel literally from China to Peru while its migrants maintain familial connections from Johannesburg to Montreal.
The villages of Meganisi are tightly-knit communities and this detailed ethnographic study explores the basis on which the islanders' solidarity and sense of identity are constructed and reconstructed despite population mobility and economic change: the values, sentiments and structures of kinship and family.

Series Editors: Wendy James & N.J. Allen

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