Brothers and Rivals

Patrilocality in Savage Cove

Melvin M. Firestone (Author) 

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.

ISERBooks. Softcover. Published in 1967. 159 pages. ISBN 0-919666-20-5.

$12.95 CAD

Subjects: AnthropologyAtlantic CanadaCulture, Politics, and IdentityGenderLabourMaritime StudiesNewfoundland and Labrador StudiesSociety and Environment