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Looking at the house from inside

 

 

The  processes  of  constructing group-consciousness amongst  Greek-Cypriots

 

 

 

Eva Keller, 1996 (University of Zurich)

 

Contents of the Study

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Contents

         

Chapter One

I Introduction

II Historical background

III  Overview of literature on Cyprus

IV The ethnographic context:

Pafos - a small town on the west coast of Cyprus

V Methodology

VI Limits of this study

         

Chapter Two: Theoretical background

I The development of the study of ethnicity

II Influential approaches : a selection

III  Scientific focuses

IV A questionable terminology

 

Chapter Three: Empirical Part

I  Introduction

II The notion of the family

1. The significance of the family for Greek-Cypriots

The importance of the family

Family celebrations and kinship terms

The meaning of names

Ritual Kinship

2.  Constructing group-consciousness: The notion of the family

Inclusion of Turkish-Cypriots

Exclusion

3.  Summary

III The notion of religion

1. Constructing group-consciousness: The notion of religion

Inclusion of Turkish-Cypriots

Exclusion of Turks

2. Religion within Greek-Cypriot culture

The significance of religion

Religious rituals throughout the Orthodox year

Religion and politics

3.  Summary

IV The notion of work

1. The significance of work within Greek-Cypriot culture

Economic situation

Motivation for working

The significance of working relationships

2.  Constructing group-consciousness: The notion of work

Inclusion of Turkish-Cypriots

Exclusion of Turks

3.  Summary

V The notion of food

1. The significance of food within Greek-Cypriot society

  The symbolic meaning of food in everyday life

Ritual foods

2. Constructing group-consciousness: The notion of food

Inclusion of Turkish-Cypriots

3. Summary

VI The notion of the house

1. The house in Cyprus

    The Cypriot house

The meaning of the house in Greek-Cypriot culture

Aspects of the family, of gender and locality

Religious aspects of the house

  The concept of 'inside versus outside'

Work for the house

The loss of houses

2. Constructing group-consciousness: The notion of the house

Inclusion of Turkish-Cypriots

Exclusion of Turks

3. Turkish-Cypriot houses

4. Summary

VII Further aspects

1. A note about the notion of locality and neighbourhood

2. Aspects of individual priority and gender

3. About 'The stranger'

 

Chapter Four: Conclusions

I Group-consciousn!ess amongst Greek-Cypriots

II Theoretical considerations

III A point for participant observation

 

Summary / Zusammenfassung / Sugkefalaiwsh

 

Appendix A: Informants

Appendix B: Glossary

 

Bibliography


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