Hannan, Damian, 1935-. Displacement and development: class, kinship, and social change in Irish rural communities

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Chapter 1: Peasant Models And Irish Rural Communities

The Applicability Of A Peasant Model

Regional Differences In The Farm Economy In 1926

Social Structure And Social Reproduction; Regional Differences

Regional Differences In The Social Reproduction Of Farming Systems

Replacement Rates

Marriage Rates

(a) Efficiency Of Dispersal Of Non-inheriting Siblings

(b) Sex Ratios

(c) Regional Differences In The Economic Role Of Women And In Value Of The Female Farm Economy

(d) A Cultural Explanation

The Dissolution Of The Peasant System

Replacement Rates

Marriage Chances And Marriage Rates

Sex Ratios

Marriage Rates

Family Failures

Class And Income Differentiation

Class Differences In Marriage Rates

Income Differences


Chapter 2: Kinship, Social Reproduction And Cultural Change


Kinship And Modernisation

The Irish Kinship System

Kinship, Mutual Aid And Neighbour Groups


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Chapter 3: The Families Studied: Their Social Characteristics And Extent Of Modernisation


The Interviews And Their Reliability

(1) Ages And Family Cycle Characteristics

Family Cycle

(ii) The Occupational Background Of Spouses, Their Education And Mobility Previous To Marriage

The Occupational Background Of Spouses

The Education Of Respondents


Family And Household

(iii) Modernisation Of Households And Farms

Media Participation And Organisational Membership

Farm Production And Marketing Techniques

Business Management Arrangements

Houses And Households

(iv) Extent Of Change Over Time In The Social Backgrounds And Socialisation Of Spouses

Locality Of Origin Of Spouses And Their Education

Inheritance Patterns

Mass Media And Involvement In Formal Organisations

Summary And Conclusions

Chapter 4: The Structure Of Kin Relationships

(1) The Overall Structure Of Kin Relationships

The Number And Level Of Contact With Local Relatives

Number And Contact With Migrant Siblings

The Relative Helpfulness Of Kin And Other Primary Groups

Generational Replacement, Family Cycle And Kin Contact

Family Cycle: Inter-generational Overlap

Family Cycle, Kin Cycle And Kin Contact


Chapter 5: The Local Kin System: Dimensions Of Interaction

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(1) The Number Of Siblings Living Locally

(2) Contact With Local Siblings

Wives' Siblings

Husbands' Siblings

(3) Local Secondary Kin

(a) The Number Of Secondary Kin Living Locally

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(b) Contact With Local Kin

The Functional Equivalence Of Kin Categories: Contact With Primary And Secondary Kin


Chapter 6: Contact With Migrant Relatives


The Number Of Migrant Siblings

Wives' Migrant Siblings

Husbands' Migrant Siblings

Contact With Migrant Siblings

Relative Rates Of Contact With Husbands' And Wives' Migrant Siblings


Chapter 7: Isolation And Substitution: Relatives, In-laws And Neighbours

Relative Isolation From Kin Support

Isolation Of Men

Isolation Of Women

Dependence On Affinal Kin

Relationship With Neighbours: Extent, Functions And Substitution


Chapter 8: Family Cycle And Changes In Primary Group Supports

The Family Cycle And The Extent Of Aid

Identity Of Helpful Relatives

Social Emotional Support


Chapter 9: Conclusions

Brief Summary Of Results And Conclusions

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Kinship, Neighbour Groups And Class In Farm Families Today

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Change And Adaptation

Limitations Of Study And Recommendations For Future Research

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Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document.

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

Title: Displacement and development: class, kinship, and social change in Irish rural communities

Published By: Original publisher Dublin: Economic and Social Research Institute. 1979. 231 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Damian F. Hannan

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); Composition of population (162); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Sociocultural trends (178); Tillage (241); Real property (423); Inheritance (428); Basis of marriage (581); Regulation of marriage (582); Celibacy (589); Household (592); Kin relationships (602);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This study examines how the smaller subsistence farmers of western Ireland reproduced themselves and their particular economic and social system far more efficiently than the commercialized farms in the eastern part of the country. Despite their greater poverty, western farmers were more flexible in life choices, particularly regarding marriage and migration. Marriage rates characteristic of most of peasant Ireland in the mid-nineteenth century was still true for western farmers in 1926.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 20

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. er06-020

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: Includes bibliographical references (p. 222-227)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1971

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-4, 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). 1926-1971

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Social classes--Ireland//Kinship--Ireland//Ireland--Rural conditions


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