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.
Hudson, Christopher, "Fissures in the Sand: a Narrartive Ethnography of the Fishing Culture in Gloucester, Massachusetts" (2012). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 981.
Critical and Cultural Studies
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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