What's so special about the Mediterranean? Thirty years of research on household and family in Italy

@article{Viazzo2003WhatsSS,
  title={What's so special about the Mediterranean? Thirty years of research on household and family in Italy},
  author={P. Viazzo},
  journal={Continuity and Change},
  year={2003},
  volume={18},
  pages={111 - 137}
}
  • P. Viazzo
  • Published 2003
  • History
  • Continuity and Change
This article discusses the ‘Mediterranean model’ of household formation proposed by Laslett and others in the early 1980s and argues that the notion of a Mediterranean culture area has been used in significantly different ways by family historians and social anthropologists. Drawing its materials mainly from research conducted on Italy, it examines the changing relationships through time between nuptiality and household composition, the extent and structural characteristics of servanthood, and… Expand