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Title: Family and land in the West of Ireland
Author: Curtin, Christopher A.
Awarding Body: University of Hull
Current Institution: University of Hull
Date of Award: 1978
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[From the introduction]: This thesis is about families and land in the West of Ireland. More precisely, treating land as a basic resource, it examines the social relationships which spring up around it; how land is acquired, utilized, valued, competed for, hoarded, bought and sold are central issues in the thesis. These issues are explored against the background of a small rural community in South Mayo. The thesis is an ethnographic statement, a picture of people in action at one point in time. It is not a 'community study', but it uses a community as a setting or location for the exploration of problems of wider relevance. While the concepts used are drawn largely from sociology and social anthropology, the thesis straddles several academic fences into the domains of the economist, the social historian and the geographer.
Supervisor: Creighton, Colin Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.481987  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Sociology
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