Agricultural science and technology: Tensions and contradictions

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This chapter examines the major streams of research dedicated to the intersection of gender and farming and to highlight some under-researched issues in this area. It presents the key findings of, and raises some questions in connection with, research published in these areas to date. It examines the way womens gender identities are reconstructed when they are involved in on-farm physical work and Silvasti and also examines on the correlation between farm succession and gender identity. Halim and Ruble argues that family is the first field in which gender identity is cultivated. The chapter discusses around womens invisibility in agricultural production offers conflicting conclusions. It focuses on ceptualisation should turn to cultural and sociohistorical influences on the way womens identities are formed and activated through a process of self-categorisation within farming communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRoutledge International Handbook of Rural Studies
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781317619864
ISBN (Print)9781138804371
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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