Fox, Robin, 1934-. The Tory Islanders: a people of the Celtic fringe

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

Title: The Tory Islanders: a people of the Celtic fringe

Published By: Original publisher Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press. 1995. xxxiii, 210 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Robin Fox

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 Population (161); External migration (167); Traditional history (173); History (175); Marine industries (228); Real property (423); Inheritance (428); Labor supply and employment (464); Cooperative organization (474); Boats (501); Personal names (551); Regulation of marriage (582); Residence (591); Family relationships (593); Kinship terminology (601); Kin relationships (602); Rule of descent (611); Kindreds and ramages (612);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a study of a tight-knit island community of a few hundred people. The author examines the relationship between the cognatic kinship system and land tenure. He also looks at the organization of the fishing industry in its heyday, again focusing on the role of kinship in the ownership of boats and recruitment of labor. By cross-referencing land registers and genealogical charts, he reveals how rights to land are shared and allocated to households. The labor demands of fishing required drawing on a wide pool of kin, including second cousins and in-laws. Most boats were collectively owned with crew members having shares. Ownership arrangements changed with the introduction of power boats that required smaller crews but a larger capital investment. Unique to the island is the number of married couples who live in separate households, but eat meals together. This unusual arrangement is attributed to various factors, including the late age of marriage, a strong sibling bond, and community endogamy with in-laws living close to each other.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 18

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. er06-018

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Reprint. Previously published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1978 Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-203) and index

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1963-1965

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). 1760-1965

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Ethnology--Ireland--Tory Island// Celts--Ireland--Tory Island// Civilization, Celtic//Tory Island (Ireland)--Social life and customs


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