Food, essential to social interaction everywhere, has particular importance in the regeneration of this rural community in Catalonia. The misery of the Civil War in Spain was followed by three decades of rural depopulation and economic decline, but a gradual return to the countryside since the 1980s has encouraged the revival of villages like Mieres. Food and drink play a fundamental role in the fiestas, fairs, and other celebrations that pack the public calendar, creating and sustaining social interaction and rebuilding a sense of community.
Research Article| February 01 2010
Conviviality in Catalonia
a.f. robertson taught Anthropology at Cambridge University for twenty years before moving to University of California, Santa Barbara in 1985. He is currently an Honorary Professor at his alma mater, Edinburgh University. His research on politics, economics, and family life draws on extensive fieldwork in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the United States. Recent books include Greed and Life Like Dolls, a study of dolls collected by mainly older women.
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Gastronomica (2010) 10 (1): 70–78.
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a.f. robertson; Conviviality in Catalonia. Gastronomica 1 February 2010; 10 (1): 70–78. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/gfc.2010.10.1.70
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