Farming Women

Gender, Work and Family Enterprise

  • Sarah Whatmore

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 149-189

About this book


This book presents a feminist critique and reconstruction of the political economy of contemporary family farming at a time when the significance of household and kinship to the organisation of production and work in advanced industrial countries is being more widely reassessed. Focusing on the social construction of women as 'farm wives', the book challenges the prevailing invisibility of women in farming and segregated analysis of home and work.


feminism gender organization women

Authors and affiliations

  • Sarah Whatmore
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  1. 1.University of BristolUK

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