"Outside agitators and ungrateful kids": the making of the working class in rural Newfoundland

Fournie, Mitchell S. (2014) "Outside agitators and ungrateful kids": the making of the working class in rural Newfoundland. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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The 1971 Burgeo strike was a central moment in the development of working-class consciousness in Newfoundland. Combining archival sources with the author‘s own field interviews, this thesis illustrates how the development of industrial production during the two and a half decades after the Second World War generated a corresponding shift in the society and culture of rural Newfoundland. The resulting narrative demonstrates a model of class formation in the "industrial villages" of outport Newfoundland.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/8199
Item ID: 8199
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 182-187).
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Anthropology
Date: June 2014
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Burgeo (N.L.)
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Burgeo Strike, N.L., 1971; Working class--Newfoundland and Labrador--Burgeo--History--20th century; Class consciousness--Newfoundland and Labrador--Burgeo--History--20th century; Burgeo (N.L.)--Social conditions--20th century; Burgeo (N.L.)--Economic conditions--20th century

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