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Clips and Interviews, Changing Tides Conference. Interview with Ralph Matthews
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TitleClips and Interviews, Changing Tides Conference. Interview with Ralph Matthews
SummaryInterview with Ralph Matthews, professor of Sociology at McMaster University. Discusses the nature of regionalism; differing views of planners and the people on the economic viability of rural Newfoundland. In small communities, economic, social and political/legal organization is often informal and communally developed. Planners bring a simple cost-benefit analysis of formal markets to their assessment of rural communities. Current planning theory considers government involvement (e.g. through transfer payments) a major cause of underdevelopment by forestalling the inevitable collapse of non-viable communities. Planners view underdevelopment as of some kind of lack (lack theory) in resources, character, etc. Real reason may be a process rather than a condition--the centralized economy which draws capital, people and resources out of the region. The fishery as the employment of last resort; licensing and regulation is intended to create a professional fishery. Casual, part-time workers are thus marginalized.
Regional economics--Newfoundland and Labrador
Rural development--Newfoundland and Labrador
Regional planning
Fishery management
CreatorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Division of Extension Service (Producer)
ContributorsMatthews, Ralph, 1943- (Interviewee)
PublisherMemorial University Extension Service
Associated NameMemorial University of Newfoundland. Distance Education, Learning and Teaching Support (DELTS)
Duration54:54 minutes; PTH00M54S54
LocationCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Catalogue NumberMun Extension Service Cat. 00069
TypeMoving Image
Resource TypeVideo
Details of Original(Videocassette (54:59 min.) sound, color ; 3/4 inch (Changing Tides Conference 21)
RepositoryMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Media and Data Centre
CollectionMemorial University DELTS Video Collection, pre-1994
SubcollectionChanging Tides Conference
CategorySocial Sciences
Viewable OnlineYes
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