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ERIC Number: EJ950079
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0192-513X
Family and Community: (Re)Telling Our Own Story
Byrne, Anne; O'Mahony, Deirdre
Journal of Family Issues, v33 n1 p52-75 Jan 2012
In this article, the authors explore the consequences of an American 1930s classic anthropological study for a contemporary rural community in the west of Ireland. The contribution of family, kin, and community relations to sustaining a rural way of life was the primary focus of Arensberg and Kimball's study of Irish farm families published as "Family and Community in Ireland." Through the frame of a collaborative community research project with an artist, sociologist, and the descendents of the families written about, we present an account of a research project based on Kimball's 1930s field diary that provided an opportunity for community members to tell their own story of family and community in the 21st century. Deploying a narrative inquiry approach, the power of local stories to interrupt dominant narratives of family and community is explored. (Contains 4 figures and 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ireland