Kennedy, Liam, 1946-. Farm succession in modern Ireland: elements of a theory of inheritance

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

Title: Farm succession in modern Ireland: elements of a theory of inheritance

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Rural change in Ireland, edited by John Davis

Published By: Original publisher Rural change in Ireland, edited by John Davis Belfast: Institute of Irish Studies, The Queen’s University of Belfast. 1999. 116-142 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Liam Kennedy

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 Cultural participation (184); Tillage (241); Real property (423); Inheritance (428); Regulation of marriage (582); Household (592); Towns (632);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article presents a model for family farm inheritance and succession based on the historiography and ethnography of rural Ireland, and using 1901-1931 demographic data from four economically distinct rural townships. Inheritance and succession are conceptualized in exchange terms. Under the model, recruitment of heirs depends on farm size, with the practice of partible inheritance on large farms and primogeniture or ultimogeniture on small farms. The author observes that the failure of large-scale capitalist farms to displace the small family farm is due in part to flexible inheritance practices and institutions of family and kinship.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 38

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. er06-038

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

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Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document not applicable

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 Historian-4

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). 1911-1970

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

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

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