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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


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


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


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


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


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


Farm

Alison J. Murray Levine

in Vivre Ici: Space, Place and Experience in Contemporary French Documentary

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786940414
eISBN:
9781789629408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940414.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes films by several filmmakers interested in life on family farms. The films included are Raymond Depardon’s trilogy, Profils paysans (2001/2005/2008); Les Terriens, a 2000 film by ... More


Husband, Wife, and Farm Management

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/9780807845530.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter illustrates how land is so important that its handling may serve as a metaphor for those aspects of the family system—for example, the gender hierarchy—that are shaped by culture. Yeoman ... 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


Intergenerational and Marital Partnerships

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/9780801450280.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the working relationships between women and men on a range of family farms in the Nanticoke Valley. More specifically, it considers what shaped the gender division of labor in ... 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


Income Distribution and Alternative Organizational Forms Within the Rural Sector

Raaj K. Sah and Joseph E. Stiglitz

in Peasants versus City-Dwellers: Taxation and the Burden of Economic Development

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253579
eISBN:
9780191601682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253579.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The effects are analysed of goods pricing and taxation policies on the distribution of welfare and real incomes (wages) of diverse individuals within the rural sector. It is then shown how the ... More


Women’s Place on the Land

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/9780801450280.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the paths through which women came to live and work on family farms—inheriting land from their parents, marrying an inheriting son, or founding a farm in partnership with their ... More


Land Use and Distribution on the Prairies

JEREMY ADELMAN

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

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204411
eISBN:
9780191676253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204411.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

American homestead legislation was embodied in the Dominion Lands Act of 1872, aimed to foster the settlement of the open lands with ‘family farms’. Since landownership was the goal of the settlers, ... More


Home Economics and Farm Family Economies

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/9780801450280.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how rural women in the Nanticoke Valley and Broome County addressed the issue of the hypothetical boundary between home economics and the economies of farm families. The ... More


Introduction: The Nanticoke Valley in the Early Twentieth Century

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/9780801450280.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book explores the history of the rural community of the Nanticoke Valley, south-central New York, through the voices and viewpoints of local women born before World War I who lived on family ... More


Wage-earning and Farming Families

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/9780801450280.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines women's active participation in income-producing labor, whether on or off the farm, as a fundamental feature of farming families in the Nanticoke Valley who combined farming ... More


“Independent of the Unskilled Chinaman”: Race, Labor, and Family Farming

Cecilia M. Tsu

in Garden of the World: Asian Immigrants and the Making of Agriculture in California's Santa Clara Valley

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199734771
eISBN:
9780199344987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734771.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter investigates the articulation of the white family farm ideal in the late nineteenth century and its call for a labor system that relied exclusively on the toil of white men, women, and ... More


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