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Labour and Working Class History in Atlantic Canada

This collection of essays provides a generous introduction to the vibrant field of labour and working-class history in Canada's eastern provinces. Organized in four sections covering pre-industrial labour, ...

Living on the Edge

"Living on the edge" implies insecurity. On the surface, the people of the Great Northern Peninsula must be marginal Canadians for they live in an isolated area where incomes are low and unemployment ...

Voices From Offshore

Every year more men are maimed and killed while deep-sea fishing than in any other industry in Canada. Yet, until recently, these casualties were largely ignored by government and labour. In interviews ...

Dire Straits

The Atlantic Canadian fisheries are in the throes of a resource and management crisis. Here is a thorough but accessible case study of a community forced to confront technological and social change. Looking ...

Hostage to Fortune

A vulnerable community on the southwest coast of Ireland is caught up in the development plans of a rich and powerful multinational corporation. Here is a detailed case study which shows in a vivid and ...

To Each His Own

This is a study of the Fishermen's Protective Union, a remarkable populist movement that flourished in Newfoundland between 1908 and the mid-1920s. Under the dynamic leadership of William Coaker, the ...

Sea Change

Sea Change is an anthropological account of Burra, a small fishing island in Shetland, the northernmost part of the British Isles. Over the centuries the people of Burra have adapted their economic and ...

Power Begins at the Cod End

This book shows how a union leader, beginning with very few cards in his hands, managed to contrive a victory for the trawler fishermen of Newfoundland. The social and economic changes in Newfoundland ...

"Bloody decks and a Bumper Crop"

A folklorist looks at the responses of Newfoundlanders to the international seal hunt protest during the late sixties and seventies.

Bureaucracy and World View

Handelman studies several social workers' interpretation of the facts brought to their attention regarding a case of suspected child abuse, and the effects their perceptions had on their decision-making. ...