Birdwell-Pheasant, Donna. The home "place": center and periphery in Irish house and family systems

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

Title: The home "place": center and periphery in Irish house and family systems

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph House life: space, place and family in Europe, edited by Donna Birdwell-Pheasant and Denise Lawrence-Zúñiga

Published By: Original publisher House life: space, place and family in Europe, edited by Donna Birdwell-Pheasant and Denise Lawrence-Zúñiga Oxford ; New York: Berg. 1999. 105-129 p. ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Donna Birdwell-Pheasant

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 Tillage (241); Dwellings (342); Settlement patterns (361); Real property (423); Inheritance (428); Status, role, and prestige (554); Household (592); Extended families (596);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document In this study of rural Ireland house systems, the author claims that land was not the ruling symbol in the Irish mentality; rather it was family and place, as shown in an examination of ancient legal tracts. Documents from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries from one region in County Kerry reveal a diversity of house and settlement types. Under English law the loss of security in customary land tenure shifted the nexus of identity away from land and towards the family, leading to land fragmentation and "ephemeral" housing, and undermining the balance between population and resources, with disastrous consequences during the Great Famine. Additionally, the author provides a comparison between the types and quality of housing in the post-famine and modern periods.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 39

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. er06-039

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

Note: Includes bibliographical references(p. 126-129)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1986

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 Ethnographer-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). 1700-1990

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

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

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