Wilson, Thomas M., 1951-. Culture and class among the "large" farmers of eastern Ireland

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

Title: Culture and class among the "large" farmers of eastern Ireland

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph American ethnologist -- Vol. 15, no. 4

Published By: Original publisher American ethnologist -- Vol. 15, no. 4 Washington, D.C.: American Ethnological Society. 1988. 678-693 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Thomas M. Wilson

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 Domesticated animals (231); Tillage (241); Real property (423); Inheritance (428); Classes (565);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document In this article, the author focuses on Ireland's large commercial farmers, the "big men" of County Meath, a county with the greatest number of cattle, the most fertile land, the largest farms and the richest farmers in Ireland. Since the eighteenth century it has sold fattened beef to Dublin, Britain and, after 1973, the European Common Market. Catholic and middle class, Meath farmers were skilled agricultural workers and former tenants who purchased land when the gentry left the country after the First World War. The farmers soon came to dominate the local economy and politics. They own or rent the best land, control the cattle trade, serve as merchants and cattle agents, and run the farmers' cooperatives, organizations, and livestock marts. The largest landowners are the few remaining descendants of the Protestant Ascendancy class. The author identifies a third class of Catholic agricultural laborers and discusses the sociocultural world and the politics of each class.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 26

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. er06-026

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. 691-693)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1976-1987

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). 1973-1986

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

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


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