Tradition and Modernity in the Mediterranean
The Wedding as Symbolic Struggle
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Tradition and Modernity in the Mediterranean by Vassos Argyrou
Book DescriptionThe subject of Vassos Argyrou's study is modernisation, as reflected in the changing nature of wedding celebrations in Cyprus over two generations from the 1930s to the present day. He argues that modernisation is not a secular, progressive process, that remodels the life of a society, ironing out local differences. Rather, it is a legitimising discourse. It is an idiom which Greek Cypriots employ to represent, and contest, relationships between social classes, old and young, men and women, city folk and villagers. At the same time, by involving modernisation, they are submitting to foreign standards, and accepting the symbolic domination of Europe.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521560955
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Jun-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Argyrou examines modernisation, reflected in the changing nature of wedding celebrations in Cyprus over two generations.
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