The Hidden Frontier: Ecology and Ethnicity in an Alpine Valley
DescriptionThis award-winning classic in the study of ethnicity, identity, and nation-building has a new introduction (on which Eric Wolf collaborated near the end of his life) that shows the continuing validity of the book's innovative approach to ethnography, ecology, culture, and politics. The authors investigated two Alpine villages-the German-speaking community of St. Felix and Romance-speaking Tret-only a mile apart in the same mountain valley.
University of California Press
November 16, 1999
6.0 X 0.83 X 9.0 inches | 1.2 pounds
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About the Author
John W. Cole is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, President of the Northeastern Anthropology Association, and author or editor of four books in addition to The Hidden Frontier. Eric R. Wolf's many books include the influential Europe and the People Without History (California, 1982) and Envisioning Power: Ideologies of Dominance and Crisis (California, 1998).
"A report outstanding among European ethnographies for its fine description, analytical originality, excellent documentation in the form of case material and quantitative data, and revealing photographs." --John J. Honigmann, "American Anthropologist