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’The Mediterranean: A Wall’: Comment on Lidia Sciama’s paper ‘The Mediterranean: Topos or Mirage?’

Pina-Cabral, Joao (2013) ’The Mediterranean: A Wall’: Comment on Lidia Sciama’s paper ‘The Mediterranean: Topos or Mirage?’. Journal of Mediterranean Studies, 22 (2). 223-ff. ISSN 1016-3476. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

If even ‘amoral familism’ has been revisited, why not the ‘Mediterranean syndrome of honour and shame’? It is surely a matter of interest that topics of anthropological debate have a way of returning after having lain dormant for a long time. Sometimes we are fortunate, and this is the result of new data having emerged or of new theories having been developed; some other times, unfortunately, it is nothing more than people’s preference for simple, shortcut solutions when faced with complex problems. We must be grateful to Lidia Sciama, therefore, for calling our attention to the fact that the issue of the ‘Mediterranean culture area’ is not dead, as many of us had hoped it would be.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Mediterranean, honour and shame, culture area
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Social and Cultural Anthropology
Depositing User: Joao Pina-Cabral
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2015 15:36 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 16:00 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/50447 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Pina-Cabral, Joao: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7180-4407
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