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The Hidden FrontierEcology and Ethnicity in an Alpine Valley$
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John Cole and Eric Wolf

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780520216815

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520216815.001.0001

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The New Economic Order

The New Economic Order

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(p.206) Chapter IX The New Economic Order
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The Hidden Frontier
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John W. Cole

Eric R. Wolf

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520216815.003.0009

This chapter presents an assessment of the changes that have affected both Tret and St. Felix during the economic upswing of the past two decades. The production strategies followed today in Tret, St. Felix, and the other villages of the Upper Anaunia are the result of past emphasis on subsistence production and the villagers' perception of current and future opportunities for the sale of produce. The chapter discusses the changing circumstances; the responses in Tret and St. Felix; the material basis of the good life; and prosperity and misfortune.

Keywords:   Tret, St. Felix, Upper Anaunia, good life, material wealth, misfortune

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