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HILLIS, George Bernard. Class and Culture in the Development of a Rural Area. Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in the Department of Psychology at Acadia University. Wolfville, Nova Scotia : Acadia University Institute, May 1960. Pp. (4),1-63 leaves. Printed on one side only. 4to, printed grey card covers, black titles to front, blue comb-bound spine. Deemed "Confidential" according to the front cover. "Throughout the picturesque Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia,few localities rival the quaint and natural beauty of the town of Wolfvill e, the small, snug Gaspereau Valley and the lofty look-out of the South Mountain. Wolfville is well known as the home of Acadia University and as a respectable, quiet town for profession and semi-professional people wishing to retire in cultural comfort. Gaspereau perpetuates two hundred years of successful farming, years which have left the people with a strong and proud attachment to their land. The valley folk appear no less 'respectable' thantheir near neighbors of the town. Both scenes contribute a first impressio n of peace, contentment and happiness. However, an observer, looking more closely, will begin to notice something else -- the existence of homes outlining the town and valley village which appear quite incongruous in comparison. The source of this different stream of life seems to be the mountain communities, just south towards the wooded areas. Two things are quickly apparent to the observer: 1. the 'mountain people' live a different way of life-- easily seen by their small, unkept homes, their dress, and their employ ment or usual lack of it; and 2. the town and valley people have very strong attitudes toward the 'lesser breeds': -- negative, unyielding, emotionally charges, derogatory attitudes." - from pp. 1-2. Contents: 1. Introduction: Setting -- Methods -- Viewpoints; 2. General Historical Perspective: The Evolution of the Class Structure; 3. The Past Becomes the Present: Education -- Religion -- Economy -- The Snowball Principle; 4. Divergent Class Patterns: Town, Valley and Mountain: Occupation -- Recreation -- Values; 5. Disorganization: Crime -- Illness -- Marriage and Family Life -- Child Rearing; 6. Review: Summary -- Prescription for tomorrow; 7. Evaluation and Interpretation: Other Studies -- Consensus -- Conclusions. With map and bibliographical material. Previous owner's name inked inside rear cover, else very good. Scarce. 120.00
Title: Class and Culture in the Development of a Rural Area.
Publisher: Acadia University Institute, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, 1960,:
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