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TitlePlay and games in Southern Harbour : a performance oriented study of children's activities in a Newfoundland outport community
AuthorHohmann, Delf Maria, 1958-
DescriptionThesis (M.A.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1994. Folklore
Paginationxv, 262 leaves : ill., map.
SubjectGames--Newfoundland and Labrador--Southern Harbour; Play--Newfoundland and Labrador--Southern Harbour; Folklore--Performance; Southern Harbour (N.L.)--Social life and customs
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Dept. of Folklore
Spatial CoverageCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Placentia Bay--Southern Harbour
NotesBibliography: leaves 248-259. -- Includes index.
AbstractThis is a study of the performance of games and play among the children of a Newfoundland outport. Based on fieldwork with children aged between seven and thirteen years, the thesis explores children's games through a performance-centred approach to folklore. Other previous performance oriented studies have been taken into account in the analysis, and a performance-centred approach for the study of children's play and game activities is suggested. -- A detailed discussion of the fleldwork experiences and methods used while dealing with the raw materials in the context of the community of Southern Harbour is given in Chapter Two. Chapter Three describes the play and game activities that were collected during fieldwork; it also suggests a classification system derived from the features of the play and game activities of the children. Chapter Four presents a performance model and deals with the relationship of performer and audience in the context of children's play activities. -- Since children are less accessible to adults for a performance centred approach, this thesis tends to fill a niche in present possibilities for future research on the performance elements of children's play and game activities in folklore.
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Local Identifier76204426
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
CollectionElectronic Theses and Dissertations
Scanning StatusCompleted
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