This volume proposes penetrating insights into the character of contemporary Maltese society. Thirty authors contribute 36 articles which act as critical commentaries on relevant themes.
The outcome is a unique compendium which is bound to appeal to a broad readership. “… Malta may be a small society, but this s a big book; big not only in terms of its admirable comprehensiveness, but in terms of the contribution it represents. Probably for the first time, Maltese society is offered o thorough-going account of its institutions and social organization.
This book is of enormous value in that context, but it is also significant upon a much more general scale. It is, in other words, a major contribution to sociology in general and a valuable comparative resource for those familiar with the institutions of other societies.”