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The Mediterranean: Topos or Mirage?

@article{Sciama2013TheMT,
  title={The Mediterranean: Topos or Mirage?},
  author={L. Sciama},
  journal={Journal of Mediterranean Studies},
  year={2013},
  volume={22},
  pages={229 - 244}
}
  • L. Sciama
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Mediterranean Studies
Throughout the 1980s a concept of the Mediterranean as a ‘culture area’ has been strongly criticized, mainly on the basis of linguistic and ethnographic evidence, while more recently, some anthropologists have questioned the validity of notions of ‘culture areas’ in general, under conditions of globalization. Awareness of ‘honour and shame’ codes, formerly the main basis for Mediterranean cultural unity, is nonetheless proving useful in analyses of kinship and social behaviour, both in and… Expand
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