Weathering the storm: survival strategies after the cod crisis in Ramea, NL

Kendall, Mary Simone (2005) Weathering the storm: survival strategies after the cod crisis in Ramea, NL. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The economic restructuring which followed the cod moratorium of 1992 forced hundreds of rural communities and thousands of families into a situation that they were unprepared for and ill-equipped to deal with. For many communities the cod fishery was their sole reason for existence. However, despite this economic crisis, some communities have survived into the 21st century. Ramea, a community on the southwest coast of Newfoundland, is one such community. While there has been a lack of long-term employment available in Ramea, individuals and families who remained there have coped. In light of these circumstances, the economic actions or "survival strategies" are explored and compared to a number of competing economic theories. In addition, individual's social relations, community social structure and the general culture are examined in terms of how they influence individuals' ability to cope.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/10784
Item ID: 10784
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 116-121.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Sociology
Date: 2005
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Cod fisheries--Economic aspects--Newfoundland and Labrador--Ramea; Cod fisheries--Social aspects--Newfoundland and Labrador--Ramea; Fishery closures--Economic aspects--Newfoundland and Labrador--Ramea; Fishery closures--Social aspects--Newfoundland and

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