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Earthly lives and life everlasting : secular and religious values in two convents and a village in western Greece

@inproceedings{Iossifides1990EarthlyLA,
  title={Earthly lives and life everlasting : secular and religious values in two convents and a village in western Greece},
  author={A. M. Iossifides},
  year={1990}
}
This thesis is the result of eighteen months fieldwork in western Greece. The study compares the interaction between a village community and two Greek Orthodox convents. This interaction however, is not examined along the lines of economic exchange but along the lines of symbolic interaction. Attention is centered on kinship, commensality, the symbolism of food, and on exchange and hospitality. It is seen that the nuns, by using images, relationships and symbols that have great significance… Expand

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