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Another HaulNarrative Stewardship and Cultural Sustainability at the Lewis Family Fishery$
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Charlie Groth

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781496820365

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2020

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496820365.001.0001

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The Captains: Between Myth and Legend, Article and Anecdote

The Captains: Between Myth and Legend, Article and Anecdote

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(p.57) Three The Captains: Between Myth and Legend, Article and Anecdote
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Another Haul
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Charlie Groth

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496820365.003.0003

This chapter builds upon Ray Cashman’s work on character anecdotes at wakes in Northern Island, and starts by defining the term for this study in relationship to both the Big Stories covered in the previous chapter and the concepts of “legend” and “personal experience narrative (PEN).” In addition to providing a history of passing the leadership role between generations, specific character anecdotes are used to develop individual pictures of the captains, reflecting both personalities, biographies, and historical contexts. Themes arise that not only differentiate the captains, but also highlight tradition and change in the captain’s role and relationships to the Big Stories: authority within and about the fishery; stubbornness, commitment, stability; gentleness; spirituality. Discussion includes crew members’ and others’ views of captains as models of positive behaviour, who are heroic in the sense that they are both admirable and very human.

Keywords:   character anecdote, leadership role, personality, captain, spirituality

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