Clean women and quiet men : courtship and marriage in a Newfoundland fishing village

Szala, Karen Victoria (1978) Clean women and quiet men : courtship and marriage in a Newfoundland fishing village. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This work is concerned with the examination of the relationship between patterns of courtship and marriage and the maintenance of the village as a viable social unit. The principle goals herein pursued are (1) the documentation of the process by which mates are selected and marriages initiated, (2) the analysis of these patterns and processes especially as they reflect local ethos, and (3) the exploration of the relationship between these specific processes and the general meaning family and village have for the people of Shepherd's Harbour, Newfoundland. -- This work is divided into four parts. The first is a general introduction to the village and the people. The second is a series of case studies detailing the courtship and marriage of nine couples. The third deals with: (a) socio-spatial configurations of courtship, and (b) the concept of the ideal spouse as an expression of ethos. The fourth and final part addresses itself to the relationship between the courtship and marriage processes and the maintenance of the village.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/7613
Item ID: 7613
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 104-107.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Anthropology
Date: 1978
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador--South coast; Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Shepherd's Harbour
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Courtship; Marriage--Newfoundland and Labrador; South Coast, N.L.--Social conditions

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