Arensberg, Conrad M. (Conrad Maynadier), 1910-1997. The Irish countryman: an anthropological study

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Title: The Irish countryman: an anthropological study

Published By: Macmillan and Company Limited. 1937. 11, 216 p.

By line: by Conrad M. Arensberg

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2016. Computer File

Culture: Rural Irish (ER06)

Subjects: Functional and adaptational interpretations (182); Spirits and gods (776); Ethos (181); Norms (183); Urban and rural life (369); Status and treatment of the aged (888); Social relationships and groups (571); Cliques (573);

Abstract: The materials in this book were first delivered in a course of lectures in 1936; essentially the first report on the results of the Harvard Irish Expedition. There are six lectures: interpretation of custom; countrymen at work; the family and the land; boys and men; shops, pubs and fairs; and the character and motivations of the people. As a whole, this is a functional study of the rural life, revealing how many seemingly unrelated aspects of country life are closely bound together by the ties of friendship and kinship.

Document Number: 8

Document ID: er06-008

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Field Date: 1932-1934

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Timothy J. O'Leary; 1960

Coverage Date: 1932-1934

Coverage Place: County Clare, Munster, Ireland

LCSH: Ireland--Social life and customs


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