Abstract

Gloucester, Massachusetts is the oldest fishing port in the United States. This narrative ethnography examines the culture of the fisherfolk that reside in this historic town, and explores the internal conflicts within this culture. Using both academic and literary sources, the author attempts to identify what makes this culture so different from other co-cultures within the U.S. The author then characterizes and analyzes the conflicts that exist within the fishing culture using short narratives and analysis of interviews and observation. Gloucester; fishing culture; narrative ethnography; short narratives; narrative paradigm; conflict within culture.

Advisor

Atay, Ahmet

Second Advisor

Hooley, Matt

Department

Communication; English

Disciplines

Critical and Cultural Studies

Publication Date

2012

Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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