Socio-Cultural and Behavioral Changes as an Impact of Transformation of Kitchen (A Study in Kelardasht Town in Iran)

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Faculty Member of Islamic Azad University, Chalus Branch, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Pune, (M.S), India

3 Post-Graduate Student


Modernization as a process also affects the way a society thinks, its attitudes, beliefs, food, dress habits, and cultural patterns at the level of individuals, and as the individuals can be seen as units of the society. In this study, an attempt has been made to understand the consequences of modernization in the traditional housing pattern as reflected in the changes in Kitchen. For the present study, qualitative and quantitative methods have been used in combination for data collection. Research of Methodology in this paper is Systematic sampling. Systematic sampling another design that gives each unit an equal selection probability. This research was undertaken in the city of Kelardasht, a city in Mazandaran in Iran. Kelardasht has a semi-traditional structure which has undergone tremendous changes due to the process of modernization this town and the surrounding villages. With the advent of technology and means of communication into the town, the life style of the locals has changed significantly. An attempt has been made to understand the effect of the process of modernization upon the various domains of life.