Opening Windows onto Hidden Lives

Opening Windows onto Hidden Lives

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Building on their analysis in Sociology in Government (Penn State, 2003), Julie Zimmerman and Olaf Larson again join forces across the generations to explore the unexpected inclusion of rural and farm women in the research conducted by the USDAa€™s Division of Farm Population and Rural Life. Existing from 1919 to 1953, the Division was the first, and for a time the only, unit of the federal government devoted to sociological research. The authors explore how these early rural sociologists found the conceptual space to include women in their analyses of farm living, rural community social organization, and the agricultural labor force.Economic Research Service (ERS) (USDA), 48n, 70, 79 burning of the farm population estimates, 70n economics, field ... 7, 27n, 76 Flora, Cornelia B., 75 Ford Foundation, 68n Frederick, Christine, 34 Galpin, Charles J. American Country Lifeanbsp;...

Title:Opening Windows onto Hidden Lives
Author:Julie N. Zimmerman, Olaf F. Larson
Publisher:Penn State Press - 2010-12-16


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