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Title"What is a brickmaker?" : an occupational folklife study of the brick industry in Chipman, New Brunswick
AuthorGillett, Heather Roselle, 1981-
DescriptionThesis (M.A.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2008. Folklore
Paginationxii, 112 leaves : col. ill.
SubjectBrickmakers--Folklore--New Brunswick--Chipman; Brickmaking--Folklore--New Brunswick--Chipman
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Dept. of Folklore
Spatial CoverageCanada--New Brunswick--Chipman
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 123-127)
AbstractThis study explores the central question "What is a brickmaker?" Focusing on a group of brickmakers in Chipman, New Brunswick, I examine how the men themselves determine the perimeters of their occupation and define their work and workplace. By privileging the workers' actual words and by looking at the larger themes of their collected narratives, I identify and reveal the subgenre of recognized occupational folklife such as canons of work technique, accident, prank and close-call narratives, beliefs, legends and jokes. I consider the larger implications of brickmaking to ask: "What is a brickmaker to the village of Chipman?" I argue that meanings of the term "brickmaker" to the actual brickmakers must inform an understanding of the occupation and its implications for the workers and their community.
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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