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Brothers and Rivals

Patrilocality in Savage Cove

By Melvin M. Firestone
Categories: Anthropology/ethnography, Labour, Newfoundland And Labrador Studies
Series: Social and Economic Studies
Series Number: 5
Paperback : 9780919666207, 151 pages, December 1969


This study centres upon the way the fishermen and their families in a village in the Strait of Belle Isle construct their social relations around egality and competition–two values so often mistakenly viewed as irreconcilable–and familism. The most important organizational unit through which these values are expressed is the patrilocal extended family, comprising a fishing crew with all family members helping with catching and processing.