Humphreys, Margaret (Marguerita T.). Gender relationships, matching, and marriage customs in an Irish rural community

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

Title: Gender relationships, matching, and marriage customs in an Irish rural community

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Folk life: journal of ethnological studies -- Vol. 48, no. 1

Published By: Original publisher Folk life: journal of ethnological studies -- Vol. 48, no. 1 Cardiff, Wales: Society for Folk Life Studies. 2010. 13-34 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Margaret Humphreys

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2017. 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 Interviewing in research (124); Gender status (562); Basis of marriage (581); Arranging a marriage (584); Family relationships (593); Social control (626); Sexual stimulation (832);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This study of marriage and family life in an Irish village is based on recorded interviews. The author examines gender roles, relationships and socialization within the home. Sex was a taboo subject. Older interviewees commented that there was no sex instruction in the home; in fact, sex as a topic of discussion was discouraged by parents and the bodily changes of daughters were entirely ignored by their mothers. Marriage was an important goal for females and matchmaking was the traditional mode. The author notes changes in courtship practices and weakening parental control over young adults and marriage.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 25

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. er06-025

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 1998-1999

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 Folklorist, 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). 1930-1999

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) "Kilbrack," County Cork, Munster, Ireland

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

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