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Title"That nice gorgeous cusp" : social stratification in contemporary Newfoundland rug-hooking
AuthorUrquhart, Emily.
DescriptionThesis (M.A.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2008. Folklore
Pagination74 leaves
SubjectRugs, Hooked--Social aspects--Newfoundland and Labrador; Social stratification--Newfoundland and Labrador; Women artisans--Newfoundland and Labrador.
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Dept. of Folklore
Spatial CoverageCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 121-125)
AbstractThis is a study of hooked rugs and their makers in contemporary Newfoundland. Rug-hooking symbolizes a culturally "pure" and sometimes glorified past where the ancestors of today's island population worked with their hands and used the materials and the land (and sea) that was available to them. Today, women are using the traditional rug-hooking method as a means of artistic expression, as a leisure activity, and in an effort to earn income following the collapse of the Atlantic cod fishery. This thesis explores how each of these categories influences the subject, style and media of the rugs, and how social stratification and self-identification manifests within the faction of women who practice rug-hooking.
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
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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