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Coprnice ili narodne liječnice. Alternativne uloge žena u predindustrijskim društvima Europe


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Pivac, Tara. (2016). Coprnice ili narodne liječnice. Alternativne uloge žena u predindustrijskim društvima Europe. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology. [mentor Potkonjak, Sanja].

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The aim of this paper is to show the social relationships that impacted, and the framework that defined the lives of women in pre - industrial feudal society. What were the roles that women could perform themselves, such as semi-skilled folk healers, which went beyond the frames dictated by ideology (religion and social organization) and the economy of their society? What other roles could be performed, exept for that of wives and mothers? These peripheral roles which balanced on the border of the then permissible behavior are the ones studied in the paper. Also, what was the reaction of the social environment to them? The desire is to study the phenomenon of witches from a sociological point of view. How could the relationship of expectations of society and (not) fulfilling these expectations, lead to stigmatization, or even persecution? To answer these questions, examples were used from literature of research of historical circumstances in the area of present-day Germany, France and Britain. As representatives of the space of modern day Croatia, examples were used of the Dubrovnik Republic, the Dalmatian communes, and free royal citises of what was then Slavonia.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: pre-industrial Europe, women's work marginality, folk healers, witches
Subjects: Ethnology and cultural anthropology
Departments: Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
Supervisor: Potkonjak, Sanja
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2017 09:21
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2017 09:21

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