[“Liubov’ za den’gi” v Sardinii: k voprosu ob etnoantropologicheskom issledovanii fenomena prostitutsii v traditsionnom obshchestve]
Type of publication: Research Article
(пер. с ит. О.Д. Фаис-Леутской)
Sardinia, prostitution, patriarchal society, taboo of sex topic, forms of functioning
The article makes a novel contribution to anthropological studies by exploring the phenomenon of prostitution in Sardinia which remains a poorly urbanized conservative rural region of Europe, which still retains a high degree of cultural traditionalism. Due to the lack of research on this issue, I draw primarily on my own field material obtained as a result of many years of surveys conducted in the region, mainly in mountainous areas, that is the pastoral zone which is a set of introverted and patriarchal village microcosms with unusually strict social control and a rigid system of moral taboos. The principal difficulty in conducting this type of fieldwork is the uncommunicativeness and “closedness” of informants in any kinds of conversations involving topics of sex. I argue that there was an organic social “acceptance” of the institution of prostitution in the traditional society as an element that provided a mechanism for its social functioning and the preservation of social balance.
Maxia, A. 2023. “Liubov’ za den’gi” v Sardinii: k voprosu ob etnoantropologicheskom issledovanii fenomena prostitutsii v traditsionnom obshchestve [The “Love for Money” in Sardinia: On the Question of an Ethnoanthropological Study of the Phenomenon of Prostitution in Traditional Society]. Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 3: 85–103. https://doi.org/10.31857/S0869541523030053 EDN: COXWDC
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