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Choice and Change
Essays in Honour of Lucy Mair

Edited By

John Davis

ISBN 9780367716837
Published March 31, 2021 by Routledge
268 Pages

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Book Description

This volume in honour of Professor Mair reflects the range of her interests, and those of the Department in which she taught, in many areas of social anthropology, for it reports on research in Africa, Asia and the Mediterranean, on the tensions between tradition and modernity, between the individual and society, deviance and conformity, stability and conflict. The ambiguities of social change and the choices thus presented to individuals are examined in all the essays and issues of modem politics and development dominate most of them.

Table of Contents

1. Lucy Mair 1 J. DAVIS 2. On some witches and a predicant 7 PIERRE ALEXANDRE 3. Conflict and change: establishment and opposition in Malta 17 JEREMY BOISSEVAIN 4- How they hid the red flag in Pisticci in 1923, and how it was betrayed 44 J. DAVIS 5. The politics of an old state: a view from the Chinese lineage 68 MAURICE FREEDMAN 6. The free women of Kinshasa: prostitution in a city in Zaire 89 7. The progress of Greek nationalism in Cyprus, 1878-1970 114 PETER LOIZOS 8. Aspects of underdevelopment and development in northeast Morocco 134 DAVID SEDDON 9. Land tenure and 'room for manoeuvre' 161 ANNE SHARMAN 10. Cause, knowledge and change: Turkish village revisited 191 PAUL STIRLING 11. Status and the innovator 230 SANDRA WALLMAN

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The contributors to Choice and Change: Essays in Honour of Lucy Mair, are: Pierre Alexandre, Jeremy Boissevain, John Davis, Maurice Freedman, Jean La Fontaine, Peter Loizos, David Seddon, Anne Sharman, Sandra Wallman and Paul Stirling. John Davis also edits the volume.