Changing ecologic adaptation in a Newfoundland fishing community

Weatherburn, Maryl (1971) Changing ecologic adaptation in a Newfoundland fishing community. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Changing ecologic adaptation in Grand Bruit, an isolated Newfoundland fishing outport is analyzed from a holistic and historic viewpoint. Such changing adaptation is explained in terms of changing limitations and opportunities, that is stresses, in the ecosystem composed of the outport society and culture and its biophysical environment. -- Changes in the use of subsistence activities versus activities involving exchange for cash, and changes in consumption pattern are presented. Several adaptative strategies (mobility, cognition, the preservation of food, the use of energy and time, generalization, specialization, and the notion of property and rights to resources) are discussed, and changes in these described.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/7233
Item ID: 7233
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 297-305.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Sociology
Date: 1971
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Grand Bruit
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Ethnology--Newfoundland and Labrador--Grand Bruit; Ecology--Newfoundland and Labrador--Grand Bruit; Grand Bruit (N.L.)

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