Peklari

Social economy in a Greek village

Edited by: Vassilis Nitsiakos

This book analyzes the social economy of the Greek village of Peklari, located near the mountain Poli?an in Albania. The village is characterized by a kind of "experiential sustainability" combined with social egalitarianism. The whole system ensures the possibility of self-sufficiency, as well as security, through the alternative possibilities of production, as the household does not depend on just one crop. Local societies adapt to the elements of the natural environment on which they depend, but they also adapt it to their needs in such a way as to ensure that the available resources do not run out. Moreover, in time, ways out of economic and demographic difficulties are found, so that the equilibrium in local systems is not put at risk. Technical specialization, mobility, or even migration can provide such solutions. (Series: Balkan Border Crossings - Contributions to Balkan Ethnography, Vol. 5) [Subject: Social Economics, Sociology]


Publication Date: 8/14/2016
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643907837


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