Wednesday, 26 May 2010

I need to get this book...

"Maria Couroucli, a research fellow at the CNRS (Laboratoire d'Ethnologie), holds a doctoral degree in Social and Historical Anthropology from the École des hautes études en sciences socials, as well as B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Cambridge. Her doctoral research was carried out in Corfu, and was published as Les oliviers du lignage (Paris, 1985), a study which led her to investigate kinship and family, identity and nationalism. Her current research interests include shared religious practices in the post-Ottoman world as well as questions of memory and identity in relation to the Greek civil war (1946-49). She teaches in the post-graduate program of the Departement d'Ethnologie et de Sociologie Comparative at the University of Paris X-Nanterre, and is a member of the editorial board of Ethnologie Française."

French Anthropology, Bourdieu aside, is often a bit meh, or outdatedly Marxist. But this seems utterly covetable.


  1. Bourdieu is wonderful, and I'm grateful to my Marxist friend at Warwick Business School for drawing him to my attention. I like B's idea of 'field', the idea of a structured social space with rules, schemes of domination etc. I think we reproduce these all the time in our daily living and the choices we make. BTW scroll down though to the last of these research projects being funded by the Latsis Foundation. That looks worth tapping into, being local:

  2. Ah, just saw this. Looks good. In a way, your Korakiana/petition research could slot neatly in. It's a bit outside oral memory, but then the flip side to memory is forgetting (or at least, choosing what to remember).