Taylor, Lawrence J.. "Man the fisher": salmon fishing and the expression of community in a rural Irish settlement

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

Title: "Man the fisher": salmon fishing and the expression of community in a rural Irish settlement

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph American ethnologist -- Vol. 8, no.4

Published By: Original publisher American ethnologist -- Vol. 8, no.4 Washington: American Ethnological Society. 1981. 774-788 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Lawrence 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); Ingroup antagonisms (578); Community structure (621); Inter-community relations (628);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article is about how the identity of a small, western County Donegal town is centered on seasonal salmon fishing. Although it only provides a supplementary income, salmon fishing has an important role in affirming communal and community ties. Fishing takes on the aspect of a spectator sport as villagers on land watch the different boats compete for fish in the bay. The onlookers provide commentary over the day's events, making sure rules and fair play are followed.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 28

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. er06-028

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 (p. 788)

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). 1973-1976

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Glencolumbkille (Glencolumcille) Parish, County Donegal, Ulster, Ireland

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


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