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dc.contributor.authorFraser, Emily
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-21T14:08:19Z
dc.date.available2019-08-21T14:08:19Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/76277
dc.description.abstractIn this thesis, I examine the relationship between craft practice and place, situating my case study on Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island. I consider the dynamics of how craft is made, marketed, and distributed in relation to the elements of a specific location, including the regional political economy, physical geography, embodied perceptions, and history. Supplemented by academic and grey literature, the thesis draws on data collected via ethnographic fieldwork involving semi-structured interviews with craftspeople and regional craft representatives. I argue that the experiences of craft producers and organizations on Cape Breton are influenced by place in many ways, with five key themes structuring the thesis: strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and support within the craft sector; the impact of geography; the power of community relations; the role of marketing and tourism; and the effect of evolving Internet accessibility. Place, then, shapes craft practices, and a consideration of place enriches craft studies.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectanthropologyen_US
dc.subjectcraften_US
dc.subjectCape Breton Island (N.S.)en_US
dc.subjectplaceen_US
dc.subjectNova Scotiaen_US
dc.subjecthandicraften_US
dc.titleMade in Cape Breton: Examining the Relationship Between Craft Practice and Placeen_US
dc.date.defence2019-08-19
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Sociology & Social Anthropologyen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinern/aen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDr. Fiona Martinen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Karen Fosteren_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Pauline Gardiner Barberen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Martha Radiceen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalReceiveden_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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