The Tory Islanders, an established classic of anthropological writing and analysis, is an account of a unique people: a group of Gaelic-speaking islanders located nine miles off the coast of Donegal in the extreme northwest of Ireland. Their roots go back to pre-Christian Ireland, and in their isolation they have maintained ways of life that have disappeared on the mainland and the rest of Europe. Perhaps in no other place is the archaic structure of the peasantry so well preserved - not unchanged, but ingeniously adapted to fit old customs to new uses. The book describes the history, legends, demography, genealogies, kinship, land tenure, boat crews, and household and marriage arrangements (where it was customary for many husbands and wives not to live in the same house.) In addition, Robin Fox conveys the spirit and humor of the islanders, which, he claims, represent a continuing hymn to the human capacity to survive and adapt. The author has written a new preface specially for this edition.
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Robin Fox is University Professor of Social Theory at Rutgers University. Among his best known works are "The Imperial Animal "(with Lionel Tiger); "Kinship and Marriage; The Red Lamp of Incest; The Violent Imagination; The Search for Society "and "Encounter With Anthropology."Review:
This classic of anthropological writing covers a group of Gaelic-speaking islanders located off the coast of northern Ireland. Their history and structure is well preserved: this probes their legends, genealogies, and customs while capturing the spirit of the islanders and their lives. A scholarly, yet fun, title results. -- Midwest Book Review
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Book Description University of Notre Dame Press, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110268018901
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