Taylor, Lawrence J.. Colonialism and community structure in western Ireland

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: 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 Fishing (226); Settlement patterns (361); Real property (423); Production and supply (433); Labor supply and employment (464); Household (592); Extended families (596); Lineages (613); 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.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 32

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. er06-032

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1973, 1976

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 Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Ian Skoggard; 2014

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1500-1973

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, Ireland

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Ireland--Rural conditions


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