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Clíona O'Carroll
Béaloideas - The Journal of Folklore of Ireland Society
The children's perspectives: Place-centred interviewing and multiple diversified livelihood strategies in Cork city, 1935-1960.
In Press
Optional Fields
livelihoods; ethnographic methodology; place-based interviewing; childhood
The audio interviews in the archives of the Cork Folklore Project provide a composite and multi-layered narrative representation of life in Cork city from the 1930s to the present day. This article introduces one topic that emerged spontaneously in our Cork Memory Map project interviews: the multiple diversified livelihood strategies mobilized by Cork city residents in the 1930s to 1950s. The way that the structure of 'place-based reminiscence' interviews shaped material gathered is explored, along with the potential significance of such bodies of material for the investigation of memory, and livelihood-enriching activities of children are presented within the broader context of livelihood diversification and income poverty.
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