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Title: Insularity : blessing or curse?
Other Titles: Insularity : Small Worlds in Linguistic and Cultural Perspectives
Authors: Vassallo, Mario
Keywords: Islands -- Social aspects
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Konigshausen & Neumann
Citation: Vassallo, M. (2015). Insularity : Blessing or Curse?. In Heimrath, R. & Kremer, A. (Eds.), Insularity : Small Worlds in Linguistic and Cultural Perspectives (pp. 23-29). Germany: Konigshausen & Neumann
Abstract: The question of whether insularity or islandness is a blessing or a curse is not easy to answer. Sociological studies show that it can be either, for different people at different times. This essay explores the nature of islandness from a sociological perspective, highlighting the various aspects that make island life at the same time alluring and off-putting, and suggesting how Nissology, the scientific study of island life, can be employed as a very useful vantage point to understand the human spirit.
ISBN: 9783826055409
Appears in Collections:Melitensia Works - ERCSSSoc

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