Women and Farming

Property and Power

  • Sally Shortall

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 157-175

About this book


Arguing that property and power are central to understanding the position of women in farming and using comparative examples, this book considers the transfer of land between men, the changed role of women in the dairy industry in the nineteenth century, women in farming organisations, women in agricultural education programmes, and the role of the state in shaping the lives of farm women. The common themes of power and property underpin all the chapters.


agriculture education organization property social change state women

Authors and affiliations

  • Sally Shortall
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  1. 1.Department of Sociology and Social Policy, Queen’s University of BelfastUK

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