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    The circulation of children in rural Ireland during the first half of the twentieth century


    Gray, Jane (2014) The circulation of children in rural Ireland during the first half of the twentieth century. Continuity and Change, 29 (3). pp. 399-421. ISSN 0268-4160

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    Abstract

    This paper analyses the interactions amongst family, household and extended kin through an examination of two ‘circulations’ of children within rural Irish communities during the first half of the twentieth century: (1) the daily journey from home to school; (2) going to live with relatives other than parents. Drawing on life-history narratives, the article develops a new perspective on the stem-family system in Ireland by showing how ‘incomplete’ family households formed integral parts of local kinship circles and were deeply engaged in the veryday lives of ‘complete’ family households, including the promotion of extended family survival and social mobility.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Preprint version of original published article available at Jane Gray, The circulation of children in rural Ireland during the first half of the twentieth century, Continuity and Change Volume 29 Issue 03 December 2014, pp 399-421 Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0268416014000241 , Published online: 01 December 2014
    Keywords: family; circulation; children; rural Ireland; 1900-1950; twentieth century; stem family; kinship circle; household;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 5693
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0268416014000241
    Depositing User: Dr. Jane Gray
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2015 10:36
    Journal or Publication Title: Continuity and Change
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    Refereed: No
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