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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Taylor, Lawrence J.
Colonialism and community structure in western Ireland
Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph
Ethnohistory -- Vol. 27, no. 2
Published By: Original publisher
Ethnohistory -- Vol. 27, no. 2
Durham, NC: Duke University Press. 1980. 169-181 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Lawrence J. Taylor
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2016. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Rural Irish (ER06)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Settlement patterns (361);
Real property (423);
Production and supply (433);
Labor supply and employment (464);
Extended families (596);
Community structure (621);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
In this article, the author attempts to explain the
structure and development of two "ideal" types of rural Irish community not just in terms
of ecological adaptation, but in terms of landownership and dominant social relations.
Contemporary patterns of settlement and social relations are viewed as a recent stage in an
"ongoing historical dialectic" between peasants, local circumstances and ruling elites. For
example, the idealized dispersed stem-family farmsteads described by others for County
Clare were a consequence of families trying to keep property intact, passing to a single
heir in reaction to an historical trend of dividing tenancies. The communal structure of
coastal communities in County Donegal was maintained in spite of land division because of
agnatically organized commercial fishing. The author is adamant in noting that any
superficially apparent similarity with past settlement patterns and communal forms such as
the [n]clachan[/n] is not attributable to the perseverance of tradition.
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Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Ian Skoggard; 2014
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Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Teelin, County Donegal, Ulster,
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings