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Observing the outports : describing Newfoundland culture, 1950-1980

Author: Jeff A Webb
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The years after Newfoundland's confederation with Canada were ones of rapid social and economic change, as provincial resettlement and industrialization initiatives attempted to transform the lives of rural Newfoundlanders. At Memorial University in St. John's, a new generation of faculty saw the province's transformation as a critical moment. Some hoped to solve the challenges of modernization through their rural
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff A Webb
ISBN: 9781442637412 1442637412 9781442628946 1442628944 9781442645530 1442645539
OCLC Number: 919340232
Awards: Winner of Peter J. Cashin award for the best book in Newfoundland History or Political Science 2017 (Canada)
Description: ix, 421 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Viewing the universe through Newfoundland eyes : the dictionary of Newfoundland English --
Writing history --
Herbert Halpert and Christmas mumming in Newfoundland : collecting folklore --
Cat Harbour : anthropologists in outports --
Peopling of Newfoundland : mapping cultural transfer and settlement --
Communities in decline : the study of resettlement.
Responsibility: Jeff A. Webb.

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In Observing the Outports, Jeff A. Webb illustrates how interdisciplinary collaborations created the field of "Newfoundland studies."  Read more...

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