Women, health and social change in a rural Newfoundland community

Durdle, Jodi L. (2001) Women, health and social change in a rural Newfoundland community. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This thesis examines the social and cultural context of women, health and social change in one rural Newfoundland community. A holistic approach is taken to assist in the understanding of the social and cultural context, both past and present, of the community. -- Since the fishery Moratorium in 1992 the physical and human environment of rural Newfoundland communities have been irrevocably altered. Specifically, the social and economic dynamics of women living in rural coastal communities has changed. I suggest that the traditional role of women held as the measure of what constitutes a good wife and mother within this community is in direct contradiction to the social reality facing women today.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/9422
Item ID: 9422
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 158-169.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Anthropology
Date: 2001
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Great Northern Peninsula--Harbour Deep
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Rural women--Newfoundland and Labrador--Harbour Deep; Women's health services--Newfoundland and Labrador--Harbour Deep; Harbour Deep--Social conditions

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