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By Alessandro Falassi,Roger D. Abrahams

ISBN-10: 0292740859

ISBN-13: 9780292740853

For centuries, social lifestyles in rural Tuscany has based round the veglia, a night amassing of friends and family on the fireplace. Folklore through the hearth is a radical and insightful learn of this custom—from the stories, riddles, lullabies, and people prayers played because the young children are placed to mattress to the courtship songs and dances later within the night to the anti-veglia male gossip, card video games, and protest songs originating within the tavern.

Alessandro Falassi skillfully correlates the veglia to the rites of passage and kin values of an agrarian society. even if the effect of mass media and different elements has tended to weaken the culture, even this day Tuscan teenagers are taught to act and kids are guided alongside the normal route to maturity, courtship, and marriage via veglia folklore.

This is the 1st paintings to deal systematically with Tuscan folklore from a semiotic and structural point of view and to check the veglia as a method of handing down conventional values. it will be significant not just for its cautious, unique description but additionally for its rigorous method and theoretical richness.

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