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dc.contributor.author McIntosh, Andrea L. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-09T16:48:33Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-09T16:48:33Z
dc.date.issued 2005-08-01-01:09T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier (Sirsi) 14680 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/3828
dc.description.abstract This dissertation is an ethnohistoric examination of the impact of the Winnipeg General Strike and its associated rhetoric of class and ethnic relations on Winnipeg Icelanders as an ethnic group. As ethnography, the research examines the demographics, economics, social structures (business and voluntary associations) and ideologies as discernible through city archival materials, newspapers, written anecdotal histories, and sets of interviews with elderly Western Icelanders. It finds that while the ethnic ideology stressed social equality, honour, and nobility as the heritage of all Icelanders, urban life and the ethnic economic enclave of construction and real estate had produce economic stratification. This stratification was reflected in the composition of the leadership of voluntary associations, newspaper editorial boards and church administration. As such, de facto socio-economic stratification had emerged, but was muted by various mechanisms of social discourse and patterns of interaction. The British Canadian rhetoric about class and ethnicity generated by the Winnipeg General Strike highlighted tensions in these same spheres of discourse among Winnipeg Icelanders. Consequently, Icelandic elite ideologies about ethnicity were manifest in the formation of the Icelandic National League, while the Icelandic working class voice was expressed through political involvement in the civic election. en_US
dc.format.extent xv, 403 leaves : en_US
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dc.language en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.rights The reproduction of this thesis has been made available by authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research, and may only be reproduced and copied as permitted by copyright laws or with express written authorization from the copyright owner. en_US
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dc.title In plain sight : the development of Western Icelandic ethnicity and class division, 1910-20 en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesis
dc.degree.discipline Anthropology en_US
dc.degree.level Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) en_US


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