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Author: Cynthia Keppley Mahmood
ISBN: 0881334189
Language: English
Pages: 111 pages
Category: Sociology
Publisher: Waveland Pr Inc; First Edition edition (March 1, 1989)
Rating: 4.8
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Book by Mahmood, Cynthia Keppley. One of an immensely long series of ethnographies published over a period of at least 30 years, FRISIAN AND FREE has the positive feature of not conforming to the strict pattern which informed many of the earlier studies.

Book by Mahmood, Cynthia Keppley. The author chose her own 'slant' on Frisian society.

Mahmood (Frisian and Free: Study of an Ethnic Minority of the Netherlands, Waveland, 1989) undertook this . Cynthia Keppley Mahmood is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Maine, Orono. Bibliographic information.

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Mahmood, Cynthia Keppley (1989). Frisian and Free: Study of an Ethnic Minority of the Netherlands. The Frisians: An Ethnic Group in the Netherlands. Prospect Heights, Il. Waveland Press.

CYNTHIA KEPPLEY MAHMOOD Department of Anthropology Office: 639 Flanner Hall 611 Flanner Hall (574) 631-4744 University of Notre Dame . 1989 Frisian and Free: Study of an Ethnic Minority of the Netherlands. Prospect Heights, Illinois: Waveland Press, 1989. Collections 2012 One More Voice: Perspectives on South Asia. Philadelphia: Xlibris. 2001 A Sea of Orange: Writings on the Sikhs and India. Textbooks and Educational Materials 2002 Student’s Guide to the Use of the Internet for Anthropology. 2000 Anthropology: Hits on the Web (with Carol Lea Clark). Frisians, who live in Friesland, a northern province of the Netherlands, value their independence as a unique ethnic group.

West Frisian is spoken in the province of Friesland in the Netherlands, and retains three to four hundred thousand speakers . Mahmood, Cynthia Keppley. Frisian and Free: Study of an ethnic minority in The Netherlands. Prospect Heights, Illinois: Waveland Press, Inc. 1989.

West Frisian is spoken in the province of Friesland in the Netherlands, and retains three to four hundred thousand speakers (Tiersma 2). Unless otherwise specified, when I use the word ÒFrisianÓ in this paper, it is to the larger and more intact West Frisian dialect that I refer. Tiersma, Pieter Meijas.

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Was nicely written for those of Frisian descent. Y-DNA testing can determine those of Frisian descent., which I learned that assisted me with my hobby of our family genealogy. No DNA discussed here, just a good story on Frisian life.
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One of an immensely long series of ethnographies published over a period of at least 30 years, FRISIAN AND FREE has the positive feature of not conforming to the strict pattern which informed many of the earlier studies. The author chose her own 'slant' on Frisian society. Her question is "is there such a society?" I am not the person who can provide readers of this review with a definitive answer. But, along with the author herself, I have to ask if a separate language and a basketful of customs (disappearing by 1988), folktales, superstitious beliefs, architectural quirks, local games, and a putative personality create a separate identity. Sometimes they do, and sometimes they don't. I think it comes down to "if you think it's so, it's so". If the people---the Frisians of the northern Netherlands in this case---themselves are unsure, then what conclusions can we draw ? The author does not draw many. She bravely tries to tie the topic of Frisian identity to a wider European ethnic scene. Can we compare Frisians, who did not have a separate kingdom and who closely resemble the more numerous Dutch, to peoples like the Scots or Catalans who have long independent histories ? Or to the Lapps (Sami) of northern Scandinavia, whose looks and whose way of life long differed completely from their neighbors ?

This is a short (106pp.) study without pretensions of being comprehensive. Like others in the series, there is little connection to anthropological theory. We find some interesting photos, charts and some basic maps. While anyone interested in Friesland (and who cannot read Dutch or Frysk) would well benefit by reading Mahmood's study, I think the questions of ethnic identity in the modern world have been discussed more deeply and more extensively elsewhere. And what has happened since 1988 ? The author could not tell us, naturally, but it's an interesting question. I myself traveled in Friesland in 1990 and agree with the author that it is a beautiful, interesting place, not much thought about in the world. It deserved a longer, more in-depth book.