Book

Family and community in Ireland

Harvard University PressCambridge, Mass • Published In 1940 • Pages:

By: Arensberg, Conrad M. (Conrad Maynadier), Kimball, Solon Toothaker, Warner, W. Lloyd (William Lloyd).

Abstract
This is a social anthropological study of the community life and kinship system of small farmers in County Clare. Detail is given for the farm economy, marriage and family patterns, kinship structure, property and inheritance system, housing and settlement patterns, social stratification, labor exchange and employment, interpersonal relationships, public opinion and attitudes, and the nature of social and economic ties with areas outside of the farm community. It is demonstrated that the persistent decline in rural population is not due to poverty but to traditional social patterns centering on the family.
Subjects
Family relationships
Occupational specialization
Social relationships and groups
Tillage
Status and treatment of the aged
Kin relationships
Kindreds and ramages
Retail marketing
Division of labor by gender
culture
Rural Irish
HRAF PubDate
2016
Region
Europe
Sub Region
British Isles
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Creator Type
Ethnologist
Document Rating
5: Excellent Primary Data
Analyst
Robert Lee; 1959
Coverage Date
1932-1934
Coverage Place
County Clare, Munster, Ireland
Notes
By Conrad Maynadier Arensberg and Solon T. Kimball ; preface by W. Lloyd Warner
Includes bibliogrphical references
LCCN
40014403
LCSH
Ethnology--Ireland--Clare
Families--Ireland--Clare
Community life
Social psychology
Clare (Ireland)--Social life and customs--20th century
Ennis (Ireland)--Social life and customs--20th century