Peer-Reviewed Journal Details
Mandatory Fields
Gray, J
2014
December
Continuity and Change
The circulation of children in rural Ireland during the first half of the twentieth century
Published
5 ()
Optional Fields
FAMILY HOUSEHOLDS SYSTEM
29
399
421
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 everyday lives of 'complete' family households, including the promotion of extended family survival and social mobility.
NEW YORK
0268-4160
10.1017/S0268416014000241
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