Fieldwork Among the Sarakatsani, 1954–55
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The Sarakatsani are Greek transhumant pastoralists who graze flocks of sheep and goats in the mountains of continental Greece in the summer, and in the coastal plains in winter. In 1954–55 my fieldwork among the Sarakatsani of Zagori, a district north-east of Jannina in the Pindus mountains, was the earliest research carried out by a British social anthropologist in Greece. It has been suggested to me that an account of the background to this enterprise might be of some interest.1 I do not know whether this is so, but I have been persuaded to make the attempt.
KeywordsMarried Woman Sibling Group Central Hearth Descent Group Early Fifty
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