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Il potere nel privato Variazioni esplicative nelle comunità marittime
Paul Thompson and G. Mondardini Morelli
La Ricerca Folklorica
No. 21, La cultura del mare (Apr., 1990), pp. 7-12
Published by: Grafo Spa
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1479343
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Maritime communities provide a remarkable opportunity for seeking to explain variations in the sexual balance of power in the family, for two reasons. The first is that they are characterised by particular, local, but very varied cultures - not only are they normally single - industry communities, often geographically isolated, but they need to maintain their own distinctive values in order to keep working in an industry which is dangerous, relatively low-paid, and demands long, anti-social hours. The second is that the very nature of their work removes men, often for substantial periods, from home and community, and therefore merces the balance of power between man and women into question.
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