Fonds MS-2-172 - Marian Binkley fonds

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Marian Binkley fonds

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  • Bulk, 1976-1995 (Creation)
  • 1840-1998 ; predominantly 1976-1995 (Creation)

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3.6 m of textual records and other material. - 264 audiocassettes. - 29 photographs

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Marian Binkley is a professor emeritus in the Department of Anthropology and Social Anthropology at Dalhousie University. She served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences from 1999-2010.

She received her BA (1973), MA (1975), and PhD in Anthropology (1981) from the University of Toronto.

Binkley conducted extensive research in maritime communities. Her first two books, Voices from offshore (1994) and Risks, dangers and rewards in the Nova Scotia offshore fishery (1995), focus on working conditions in the Nova Scotia deep sea fishing fleet. Set adrift: Fishing families (2002), compares the households of coastal and deep sea fishermen and how they adapted to the pressures of the Atlantic fisheries crisis. Changing tides: Gender, globalization and world fisheries (2005), co-edited with Barbara Neis, Sirj Gerard and Christina Manezy, explores the relationship between globalization and gender against the backdrop of the world fisheries crisis. Later research explores sustainable livelihoods in Atlantic Canadian coastal communities, with a particular focus on the impact of the Atlantic fisheries crisis. Her interest in fishermen's health and safety stems from an early research study in Fogo Island, where she noticed the fishermen appeared older than their chronological age.

Binkley was involved in CIDA-supported development projects in the West Indies, Indonesia and the Philippines, focusing on resource management and other environmental concerns, and also in the Cache Creek, British Columbia, burial site analysis.

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Materials were donated in July of 2009 by Dr. Marian Binkley.

Scope and content

Fonds consist of records related to Marian Binkley's extensive research studies on the fishing industry, particularly the health and safety of fishermen and the effects of the industry on their wives and families. Population data and research on the people of Fogo Island over a period of one hundred years is also included. Records consist of correspondence, surveys with fishermen and their wives, research on the fishing industry (particuarly with regard to health problems and fatalities), notes on findings and research, interview transcripts, and audio recordings of the interviews.

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  • English

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All files are open, except interviews on audiocassettes, consent forms, and other files where noted. Survey data is open, however any identifying remarks such as names and, in some cases, vessels and locations will be closed to researchers.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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See the Seafood Producers Association of Nova Scotia fonds (MS-4-113) for records on similar topics.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Marian Binkley fonds, MS-2-172, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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