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Never Seen So Much Hair in Your Life

Jason G. Strange

in Shelter from the Machine: Homesteaders in the Age of Capitalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043031
eISBN:
9780252051890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043031.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

The third of three chapters exploring the history of homesteading, this chapter analyzes the counterculture back-to-the-land movement in the area around Berea, Kentucky. Drawing upon ethnographic ... More


Our Bodies, Our Nature: Breastfeeding, the Environment, and Feminism

Jessica L. Martucci

in Back To the Breast: Natural Motherhood and Breastfeeding in America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226288031
eISBN:
9780226288178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226288178.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the intersections between the breastfeeding movement, environmentalism, and second-wave feminism from the 1950s through the 1980s. Concern over environmental toxins was one of ... More


Don’t Need Their Coal

Jason G. Strange

in Shelter from the Machine: Homesteaders in the Age of Capitalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043031
eISBN:
9780252051890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043031.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter evaluates contemporary homesteading and rural subsistence in eastern Kentucky as a form of activism and resistance. It argues that homesteading alone is not a particularly effective ... More


The Birth of the Organic Movement

Brian K. Obach

in Organic Struggle: The Movement for Sustainable Agriculture in the United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029094
eISBN:
9780262328302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029094.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter traces the early history of the organic movement, emphasizing three debates that would persist to the present: what specifically defines organic practices, the role of spirituality ... More


You Can’t Eat Scenery

Jason G. Strange

in Shelter from the Machine: Homesteaders in the Age of Capitalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043031
eISBN:
9780252051890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043031.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

The second of three chapters exploring the history of homesteading in the area around Berea, Kentucky, chapter 3 presents the story of rural subsistence from the late 1800s up to the economic boom ... More


Benjamin Hubert and the Association for the Advancement of Negro Country Life

Mark Schultz

in Beyond Forty Acres and a Mule: African American Landowning Families since Reconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039862
eISBN:
9780813043777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039862.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Mark Schultz delves into the life of Benjamin F. Hubert, a rural reformer in Georgia who tried to stem the flood away from farming by establishing a viable independent black town, the Log Cabin ... More


Shelter from the Machine: Homesteaders in the Age of Capitalism

Jason G. Strange

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043031
eISBN:
9780252051890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043031.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Drawing upon deep ethnographic fieldwork, and written in lively prose that weaves together story and evidence, the book explores contemporary homesteading in Appalachia as a means of resistance to ... More


You Can See Other People’s Poop

Jason G. Strange

in Shelter from the Machine: Homesteaders in the Age of Capitalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043031
eISBN:
9780252051890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043031.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Drawing upon ethnographic fieldwork, this chapter deepens the questions raised in the introduction with visits to a “country” homestead (during a pig roast) and a “bohemian” homestead (during a work ... More


Without a Chief

Jason G. Strange

in Shelter from the Machine: Homesteaders in the Age of Capitalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043031
eISBN:
9780252051890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043031.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

The epilogue forms a coda to the previous chapter, which argues that contemporary homesteading in eastern Kentucky represents a serious form of activism and resistance to capitalist modernity, even ... More


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