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The risky fresh previous of Cyprus has became this island from the idyllic ''island of Aphrodite'' of vacationer literature right into a position well known for opposed confrontations. Cyprus demanding situations regular binary divisions, among Christianity and Islam, Greeks and Turks, Europe and the East, culture and modernity. Anti-colonial struggles, the divisive results of ethnic nationalism, struggle, invasion, territorial department, and inhabitants displacements are all points of the infamous Cyprus challenge. Incorporating the main up to date social and cultural learn on Cyprus, those essays learn nationalism and interethnic family members, Cyprus and the eu Union, the influence of immigration, and the consequences of tourism and overseas environmental events, between different topics.
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He conducted his research in post-independence Cyprus, a context markedly different from that of Peristiany’s research in colonial Cyprus. With Loizos’s seminal study, the village community ceased to be a microcosm of the traditional order. 4 is impetus also infused a study by Vassos Argyrou with the programmatic title “Tradition and Modernity in the Mediterranean: e Wedding as Symbolic Struggle” (1996). While exploiting a conventional ethnographic concern, the wedding ritual, he abandoned the communitystudy focus in favor of more free-ranging ethnography that compared both rural and urban sites in the Republic of Cyprus in the early 1990s.
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