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The One Blood

Kinship and Class in an Irish Village

By Elliott Leyton
Categories: Anthropology/ethnography, Cultural Studies, Economics, Fisheries, Labour, North Atlantic European Studies, Sociology
Series: Social and Economic Studies
Series Number: 15
Paperback : 9780919666108, 103 pages, April 1975


In a Protestant fishing village in Northern Ireland what determines an individual's behaviour towards his kinsmen is as much his social class as his culture's ancient dictates. Thus the obligations of kinship vary from an encumbrance for the village business elite to an important source of security for the masses.


A clearly documented and much needed contribution to the remarkably sparse substantive literature on this troubled part of the world.

- Kurt Bowen, The Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology