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Prairie Patrimony: Family, Farming, and Community in the Midwest

Sonya Salamon

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807845530
eISBN:
9781469616094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469611181_Salamon
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This book consolidates, refines, advances and grounds recent scholarship that challenges familiar platitudes about family farming and rural life in the United States. Its approach yields a depth of ... More


Household Agriculture

JOANNA BOURKE

in Husbandry to Housewifery: Women, Economic Change, and Housework in Ireland 1890-1914

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203858
eISBN:
9780191676024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203858.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

It is difficult to deal with the involvement of women in peasant farming in Ireland. The problems intrinsic to all analyses of female labour are exacerbated by the paucity of statistical data on ... More


The Criterion of Wealth Among Farmers

Elvin Hatch

in Respectable Lives: Social Standing in Rural New Zealand

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520074729
eISBN:
9780520911437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520074729.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter addresses how local farm families judge who is wealthier than whom. The beginning phase of the farm's developmental cycle is marked by constant struggle to meet the mortgage payment, and ... More


Nephews, Dowries, Sons and Mothers: The Geography of Farm and Marital Transactions in Eastern Ireland, c.1820–c. 1970

William J. Smyth

in Migration, Mobility and Modernization

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238836
eISBN:
9781846313578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313578.002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter describes family farming and rural immobility in post-Famine Ireland. It analyses the behaviour patterns of the medium-sized farm group in negotiating issues of marriage, migration and ... More


The Historical Pattern

Elvin Hatch

in Respectable Lives: Social Standing in Rural New Zealand

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520074729
eISBN:
9780520911437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520074729.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

The farms were devoted exclusively to feeding the small local population, but by the early 1850s, land was being put to a new commercial use. The local food market expanded over time as New Zealand's ... More


Father, Son, and Farm Succession

Sonya Salamon

in Prairie Patrimony: Family, Farming, and Community in the Midwest

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807845530
eISBN:
9781469616094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807845530.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents agricultural folklore that says that for a man to enter farming he must either inherit land or marry it. The grass roots wisdom about farming entry acknowledges that a family ... More


The Transformation of Agriculture and the Rural Economy

Grey Osterud

in Putting the Barn Before the House: Women and Family Farming in Early Twentieth-Century New York

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450280
eISBN:
9780801464171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450280.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how farming families in Broome County experienced and adapted to the transformation of the region's agriculture and rural economy. In the early twentieth century, the rural ... More


The Criterion of Farming Ability

Elvin Hatch

in Respectable Lives: Social Standing in Rural New Zealand

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520074729
eISBN:
9780520911437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520074729.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter deals with the issue of farming ability. Farming ability was used in certain contexts to judge social honor. Most farmers display considerable concern about the way others regard their ... More


Frontier Development: Land, Labour, and Capital on the Wheatlands of Argentina and Canada 1890-1914

Jeremy Adelman

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204411
eISBN:
9780191676253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204411.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This book provides a study of settlement and expansions on the frontier lands in Canada and Argentina during their ‘Golden Years’ of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This book challenges many ... More


Sharing and Dividing Farm Work

Grey Osterud

in Putting the Barn Before the House: Women and Family Farming in Early Twentieth-Century New York

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450280
eISBN:
9780801464171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450280.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how the increasing scale and degree of specialization of commercial farms and the trend toward combining off-farm labor with small-scale farming affected the gender division of ... More


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