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Unfolding Lisbon: An Anthropologist Gazes at a Capital City

  • Margarida Fernandes
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Abstract

Fernandes studies the interaction between Lisbon, its surrounding areas and the rest of the country with particular emphasis on the relations between town and country. Based on fieldwork, she suggests that the variations in the urban and rural settings may be an artifice because they inevitably impinge on each other. The ideas of tradition, heritage, community and culture, as well as the experience of community life, are probably not significantly different in the way they are understood, even if they may be different in the ways they are expressed. The intensity of the feelings of belonging are measured by the face-to-face relations and the availability of dense social networks.

Keywords

Urban Anthropology Alfama Local Patron Saint Retornados Salvage Anthropology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Margarida Fernandes
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  1. 1.Faculdade de Ciencias Sociais e Humanas – Departamento de AntropologiaUniversidade Nova de LisboaLisboaPortugal

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