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Title: Introduction : sociology and Maltese society : the field and its context
Other Titles: Maltese society : a sociological inquiry
Authors: Sultana, Ronald G.
Baldacchino, Godfrey
Keywords: Sociology -- Malta
Malta -- Social conditions
Issue Date: 1994
Publisher: Mireva
Citation: Sultana, R.G., & Baldacchino, G. (1994). Introduction : sociology and Maltese society : the field and its context. In R.G. Sultana, & G. Baldacchino (Eds.), Maltese society : a sociological inquiry (pp. 1-21). Msida: Mireva.
Abstract: It seems to be the destiny of a people to reflect upon itself, to look at itself critically, comparing itself, in space and time, with the fortunes and misfortunes of others. This it does in a myriad of ways and for different reasons. Occasionally narratives about the identity of a nation are woven popularly, with 'folk sociology' - encapsulated in sayings and proverbs - providing images reflecting fears, hopes, knowledge about how the system works, or about how to work the system. At other times, narratives are developed more formally, on command even, to celebrate particular events, to highlight landmarks of historical development, or to applaud or decry the ruler or the ruled, the rebellious or the domesticated.
ISBN: 1870579240
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