The small district of Niolu (Fig. 1) has been chosen as the subject of the present study because it is peculiarly representative of the traditional mountain context of Corsica and of the cultural, social and economic transformations there occurred during the second half of the XX century. The combination of historical, physical, cultural, social and economic factors has contributed to the preservation of Corsica’s archaic society, whose economy is based primarily on land and sheep farming. Its five boroughs – Albertacce, Calacuccia, Casamaccioli, Corscia and Lozzi – are located around the artificial lake of Calacuccia, with an average population of 1,000 people during the winter season. Since 1972, the establishment of the Parc Naturel Régional de Corse, to which the Niolu district belongs, has contributed to the socio-economic change of the area. The present research aims to study this mountain area; one of remarkable cultural and environmental potential, which has managed to promote its territory and propose a viable model for similar mountain contexts.

Cultural, social and economic transformations of Corsica’s mountain areas through a study of the small District of Niolu / CARBONI D; GINESU S; SECHI NUVOLE M. - In: ESPACIO Y TIEMPO. - ISSN 1885-0138. - 25:(2011), pp. 75-96.

Cultural, social and economic transformations of Corsica’s mountain areas through a study of the small District of Niolu

CARBONI, Donatella;
2011

Abstract

The small district of Niolu (Fig. 1) has been chosen as the subject of the present study because it is peculiarly representative of the traditional mountain context of Corsica and of the cultural, social and economic transformations there occurred during the second half of the XX century. The combination of historical, physical, cultural, social and economic factors has contributed to the preservation of Corsica’s archaic society, whose economy is based primarily on land and sheep farming. Its five boroughs – Albertacce, Calacuccia, Casamaccioli, Corscia and Lozzi – are located around the artificial lake of Calacuccia, with an average population of 1,000 people during the winter season. Since 1972, the establishment of the Parc Naturel Régional de Corse, to which the Niolu district belongs, has contributed to the socio-economic change of the area. The present research aims to study this mountain area; one of remarkable cultural and environmental potential, which has managed to promote its territory and propose a viable model for similar mountain contexts.
Cultural, social and economic transformations of Corsica’s mountain areas through a study of the small District of Niolu / CARBONI D; GINESU S; SECHI NUVOLE M. - In: ESPACIO Y TIEMPO. - ISSN 1885-0138. - 25:(2011), pp. 75-96.
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