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TitleThe underside of boarding house life
AuthorWalsh, Vince
DescriptionThesis (M.A.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1986. Anthropology
Paginationiv, 102 leaves.
SubjectPoor--Newfoundland and Labrador; Lodging-houses--Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's; People with social disabilities--Newfoundland and Labrador
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Dept. of Anthropology
Spatial CoverageCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's
NotesBibliography: leaves 100-102.
AbstractSome of the poorest people in St. John's live in illegally operated boarding houses. These people include alcoholics, drug-addicts, ex-offenders, mentally and physical handicaped, old age pensioners, and structurally unemployed people. Most are single, unemployed, and lacking in close family and friendship ties in the city. Almost all rely on some form of state support for their maintenance, and this support is often inadequate in meeting their day to day needs. This thesis describes life in the low income boarding house, and provides an analysis of the social milieu of the boarders: their relations with each other, with the wider society, and the institution with which they interact.
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Local Identifier75370957
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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