British social anthropology is that conflict between husband and the mother of

British social anthropology is that conflict between

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British social anthropology is that conflict between husband and the mother of the wife EE Evans-Pritchard - His student wrote, “The Forest People” - Malinowski student - Greatest modern ethnographer Clifford Geertz - Specialist in religion and symbolic anthropology - Taught at Princeton Victor Turner - Specialist in religion and symbolism - British; came to America and taught at Cornell Levy Stroutz - Specialist in symbols and rituals Mount Allegro: Chapter 1: When I Grow Up .... Melting pot community Tony- 1 st generation Pollock, mother speaks Polish in front of other boys, tony gets mad The Kaiser: Mainland Italian, taunted author for being Sicilian (divide within Italian community) Joe – brother of author Divisions within Sicilian towns existed as well; feuds between villages who blamed each other for the bad reputation of Sicilians in America Father forbid knives as Sicilians had a negative reputation for carrying them Chapter 2: importance of meals as rituals, before the meal men are playing a card game and the women are sewing and gossiping while the children are running around. The mothers discipline their kids if they are too rowdy. The mother wants Italian spoken in the house./ family gets into quarrels. Theo.uu. main one of this chapter is the protagonist father and uncle Nino. The uncle attacks the father with a flat iron. He was crazy because of poisoning from a bladder infection Family Party Mothers hit children
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Children not allowed to speak at dinner except on sundays Sunday Dinner is extended family event Adults have idealistic view of Sicily coupled with acceptance of terrible poverty Sicilians were very close, lots of physical contact and craved being with family This clannishness was eventually dulled by American individualism Vast size of family caused feuds as relatives were inevitability excluded from family events, “negotiators” or neutral family members mediated reunions often at weddings or funerals Reconciliations were complicated and often involved schemes and third parties Chapter 3: The neighborhood the family is in is nicknamed mount Allegro. Focuses on an elderly lady who takes the gangs baseball ( and leaves a welt across the protagonist face) Mr. Michelangelo's Spite Wall Neighborhood was heavily polluted by smoke Street gangs prominent among children There was much resentment against factory bosses who often exploited the sicilians inability to speak English and had only the interests of profit at heart Even Italians who were not direct relatives had close ties to each other within the community Chapter 4 Talking American Only allowed to speak Italian at home Created sharp distinction- Italian at home and American in the outside world Sicilian was a distinct dialect understandable only to sicilians. True Italian was spoken to other sicilians at first to show a degree of schooling and etiquette. It was expected that after two
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