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Farming women : gender, work, and family enterprise

Author: Sarah Whatmore
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan Academic and Professional, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A reassessment of family farming using a feminist critique. Through a detailed study of family farming in England, the political economy of family-based production is examined as a unity of household  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Whatmore, Sarah.
Farming women.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan Academic and Professional, 1991
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Whatmore
ISBN: 0333525469 9780333525463
OCLC Number: 24871814
Description: xiii, 189 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1 Feminism and family enterprise: women and farming; concepts and themes, structure of the book. Part 2 Family farming: a challenge to theory; external constraints, internal resilience; recent developments. Part 3 A feminist reconstruction: the elusive family; beyond the unity of capital and labour; patriarchal gender relations; reproduction as labour process; the conjugal household; domestic political economy. Part 4 Theory into practise: making women's work count; macro and micro analysis, fieldwork and methods; study areas; farm typology; survey of farm wives; case studies. Part5 5 Women's work and property: life-cycle or patriarchy?; gender divisions of family labour; domestic household work; agricultural work; other kinds of work; patriarchal labour relations; gender divisions of land and capital; decision-making and renumeration; patterns and problems. Part 6 "Being the farmer's wife": ideology and the labour process; family ties and working life; the working day; women's work; contrasting ideologies of wifehood; farming women; incorporated wives; processes and problems. Prt 7 The domestic political economy of six family farms: two faces of family farming; the Greens at Holly farm; the Churches at Naylors farm; the family farm in transition; the Prices at Fountain farm; the Browns at Castleton; family farming under strain; the Watsons at Vale farm; the Evans at Rough farm. Part 8 Conclusions: rethinking family farming; the labour process; commoditisation and differentiation; shifting perspectives; gender, class and livelihood.
Responsibility: Sarah Whatmore.


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