Global Research Journal of Geography

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Post World War II Generations and the Vanishing of the Dowry in Italy

Adriana Galvani




Accepted 28th October, 2014


This paper is on interdisciplinary Geography. It concerns Social Geography and Economic Geography. Dowry is the hook that connects the two. Dowry is the gift that a woman brings from her family to the future husband. Hemp is a rediscovered natural resource and recently liberalized, in the form of cannabis, in several states like a medicine. Before the criminalized use as a drug, its fibers were utilized for ropes, tissues, for sheets, towels etc… which constituted the female dowry in Italy, until few years ago. The author has a special memory of that, since she is born in a countryside, where her mater was a hemp worker


Keywords: hemp, dowry, women