The Hidden Frontier: Ecology and Ethnicity in an Alpine Valley by John W. ColeThe Hidden Frontier: Ecology and Ethnicity in an Alpine Valley by John W. Cole

The Hidden Frontier: Ecology and Ethnicity in an Alpine Valley

byJohn W. Cole, Eric R. Wolf

Paperback | November 16, 1999

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This classic study of ethnicity, identity and nation building examines the differences between two communities in the same environment. The Hidden Frontier: Ecology and Ethnicity in an Alpine Valley reveals the enduring relevance of the volume’s groundbreaking approach to ethnography, ecology, culture and politics. John W. Cole and Eric Wolf studied two Alpine villages, the German-speaking communities of St. Felix and Romance-speaking Tret, a mile apart in the same mountain valley. This intriguing examination reveals the distinctions between two communities within the same environment and the marked differences involving family structure, work organization and political practices.

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: I...
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Title:The Hidden Frontier: Ecology and Ethnicity in an Alpine ValleyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:372 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.8 inShipping dimensions:372 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.8 inPublished:November 16, 1999Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0520216814

ISBN - 13:9780520216815

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This 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.

From Our Editors

This classic study of ethnicity, identity and nation building examines the differences between two communities in the same environment. The Hidden Frontier: Ecology and Ethnicity in an Alpine Valley reveals the enduring relevance of the volume’s groundbreaking approach to ethnography, ecology, culture and politics. John W. Cole and Eric Wolf studied two Alpine villages, the German-speaking communities of St. Felix and Romance-speaking Tret, a mile apart in the same mountain valley. This intriguing examination reveals the distinctions between two communities within the same environment and the marked differences involving family structure, work organization and political practices.

Editorial Reviews

"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