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Cat Harbour

A Newfoundland fishing settlement

By James C. Faris
Categories: Anthropology/ethnography, Folklore, Newfoundland And Labrador Studies
Series: Social and Economic Studies
Series Number: 3
Paperback : 9780919666030, 188 pages, April 1972


Beyond ecologic, economic and kinship relationships, this is a study of symbolic behaviour–notably verbal communication, attitudes towards 'strangers' and witchcraft practices. This book demonstrates how predictable behaviour, on which social life depends, is generated and coded in Cat Harbour.


Faris provides his reader with a sensitive portrait of life in Cat Harbour. His analysis of his ethnographic data is rigorous, well controlled, and workmanlike.

- Leif C. W. Landberg, American Anthropologist