Maltese Homes - Rooms and their Symbolic Meanings. Essay

Maltese Homes - Rooms and their Symbolic Meanings.
A look at the symbolic meaning behind the architecture of rooms in the Maltese culture as a reflection of their image.
# 2542 | 2,390 words | 3 sources | 2001
Published on Sep 19, 2003 in Ethnic Studies (European) , Anthropology (General) , Sociology (General)

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An analysis of the Maltese home as a reflection of the image of the people. The author investigates the symbolic meaning of the rooms, how they are built and decorated to explain the Maltese culture.

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"Definition of the image and meaning of the house can help explain the differences between cultures: Homes are a reflection of its inhabitants and collectively they can form the image of a people. The Maltese home is the center of life for many a housewife. The concept and application of women's emancipation have still to make an impact on a large number of the women in Malta, many of who still feel that the main purpose in her life is to provide a good home for the requisite husband and 2.4 children. The Maltese housewife is still, as a rule, the queen of her castle and woe betide anyone who may sully her doorstep!"

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