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Author Shortall, S.

Title Women and farming : property and power / Sally Shortall
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan Press ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999


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 W'BOOL  338.1082 Sho/Waf  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 175 pages ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Power -- 3. Property, Power and Women -- 4. Women and Property in Twentieth-Century Ireland -- 5. Farm Women, the Commercialisation of Dairying and Social Change -- 6. Women and Farming Organisations -- 7. Women and Agricultural Education -- 8. The State and Change -- 9. Conclusions
Summary "Women and Farming: Property and Power looks at women on family farms. It argues that farming culture affords more power to men than to women. This is because men and women on family farms have different relationships to property. Traditions and customary practices sanction the transfer of land from father to son, thus restricting women's access to property. Economic power follows from property ownership, and this in turn leads to political, ideological and organizational power. Access to property is regulated by farming culture, and discriminates against women."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-170) and indexes
Subject Women farmers.
Women in agriculture.
Family farms.
Farm ownership.
Dairy farmers -- History -- 19th century.
Sex discrimination against women.
Author Campling, Jo.
LC no. 98044285
ISBN 0333664663 paperback : UK
0312219903 cloth
0333664655 Macmillan hardcover
0333664663 Macmillan paperback
0333664655 UK
0333664655 cased
0333664663 paperback
0312219903 St. Martin's Press