The One Blood
Kinship and Class in an Irish Village
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