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|Title:||ST. PAUL'S: A GERMAN CANADIAN RURAL COMMUNITY|
|Authors:||Maine, Victor William|
|Advisor:||Stortroen, C. E.|
|Department:||Sociology and Anthropology|
|Abstract:||<p>This thesis presents an ethnographic account of the rural community of St. Paul's in Grey County, Ontario, Canada. It proposes that the community has existed as a cohesive unit throughout its existence because of its predominantly primary economic relationships, the strength of its religious expression, closely knit kinship structure, contained social and commercial activity, and the strong ethnic bond felt by the members.</p> <p>The proposal argues that St. paul's will cease to be a community as economic pressure resulting from participation in the impersonal marketing systems dictated by large commercial interests erodes its economy and social institutions, and drives its population from the land.</p>|
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