Role, patriarchy and identity: a generational study in south and central Essex on the changing lives of farmers' wives

Thorogood, Elizabeth (2007) Role, patriarchy and identity: a generational study in south and central Essex on the changing lives of farmers' wives. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The role of women within the farming system is something which has been studied since the 1980s, with the ideas of patriarchy and identity within these settings coming into existence slightly later on. However despite the wealth of literature surrounding this research area there are still two aspects and directions of study which have been either neglected or overlooked. Firstly, although the ideas of role, patriarchy and identity have all been studied fairly extensively, they have been treated independently. The next step would be to bring all these aspects together to be able to consider whether either of these influences each other. Secondly, the studies that have been carried out have all focused on a specific point in time when it seems clear that to gain a true understanding of the forces in action in the setting of family farms and wider farming networks that a consideration of changes over the years needs to be made. This study considers these aspects based on a number of interviews which were carried out in South and Central Essex. Twenty five farmers' wives were interviewed across the generations, and using this information along with the literature a comprehensive analysis was formed considering role, patriarchy and identity in the differing generations of women interviewed.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:14
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/396

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