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Family and Community: (Re)Telling Our Own Story

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Show simple item record Byrne, Anne 2012-02-10T16:18:06Z 2012-11-21T15:43:07Z 2011
dc.identifier.citation Byrne, Anne and O'Mahony, Deirdre. (2011) Family and Community: (Re)Telling Our Own Story, Journal of Family Issues, Special issue on Ireland. September 25, 2011; 0192513X11421121, first published on September 25, 2011, iFirst article/ January 2012, Vol. 33, 1: pp. 52-75. en_US
dc.description.abstract The contribution of family, kin and community relations to sustaining a rural way of life was the primary focus of Arensberg and Kimball's anthropological study of Irish families in the 1930s, published as Family and Community in Ireland (1940, 1968, 2001). It is a detailed ethnographic study of the familial, communal, and economic relationships of the small farmer class of rural Clare in the west of Ireland. Through the frame of a collaborative community research project with an artist, sociologist and the descendents of the families written about, in this article we explore the consequences of the 1930s anthropological study for community identity and how a research project based on Kimball¿s 1930s field diary provided an opportunity for community members to tell their own story of family and community in the 21st century. A narrative inquiry approach is deployed, honouring the power of local stories to disrupt dominant narratives. en_US
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dc.subject Arensberg and Kimball en_US
dc.subject Family en_US
dc.subject Community en_US
dc.subject Story en_US
dc.subject Narrative en_US
dc.subject Political Science & Sociology en_US
dc.title Family and Community: (Re)Telling Our Own Story en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en_US

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