Fernandes studies the interaction between Lisbon, its surrounding areas and the rest of the country with particular emphasis on the relations between town and country. Based on fieldwork, she suggests that the variations in the urban and rural settings may be an artifice because they inevitably impinge on each other. The ideas of tradition, heritage, community and culture, as well as the experience of community life, are probably not significantly different in the way they are understood, even if they may be different in the ways they are expressed. The intensity of the feelings of belonging are measured by the face-to-face relations and the availability of dense social networks.
|Title of host publication||The Palgrave Handbook of Urban Ethnography|
|Editors||Italo Pardo, Giuliana B. Prato|
|Place of Publication||Cham|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2017|