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Chapter 1 Chapter 1 Critical Cartographies: Plotting Farm Women on the Cultural Map

Janet Galligani Casey

in A New Heartland: Women, Modernity, and the Agrarian Ideal in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195338959
eISBN:
9780199867103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338959.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter evidences the currency and value of the Farm Woman as cultural trope within various Progressive Era discourses, and considers women’s actual and theoretical positions in reference to ... More


Poultry-Rearing

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/9780198203858.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

Poultry-rearing was a woman's industry, one which it was deemed ‘impossible to induce Irishmen’ to adopt. This chapter is a discussion in discrimination. It examines poultry-rearing in Ireland, ... More


Dairymaids

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/9780198203858.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

By the beginning of the 20th century, the practice of farm women milking cows, dairymaids, making butter for family consumption, selling the surplus in markets and shops, and using the money to pay ... More


Putting the Barn Before the House

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/9780801450280.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter presents the narrative of an impoverished immigrant woman who farmed in the Nanticoke Valley and juxtaposes it with the short story, “The Revolt of Mother” (1890), by Mary Wilkins ... More


Walking, Singing, Pointing, Usuthu Gorge

Angela Impey

in Song Walking: Women, Music, and Environmental Justice in an African Borderland

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226537962
eISBN:
9780226538150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226538150.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter Three proceeds as a walk undertaken with the women in Usuthu Gorge, a ward situated at the precise juncture of South Africa, Mozambique and Swaziland. Framed as an extended narrative, the ... More


Ambrosia

Nikky Finney

in Shaping Memories: Reflections of African American Women Writers

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732740
eISBN:
9781604734713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732740.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter describes how great an influence Nikky Finney’s grandmother, Beulah Butler Davenport, was to her and her career. According to Finney, it was Beulah who gave her the hands and heart to be ... More


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