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Picnics, potlucks and cookbooks : farm women's clubs and the livelihood of community in twentieth century Southern Alberta

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dc.contributor.advisor Newberry, Janice
dc.contributor.author McNab, Tracy
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-15T17:45:20Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-15T17:45:20Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/1297
dc.description vi, 141 leaves ; 29 cm. en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines the collective labour and resources utilized by farm women within the context of the farm women’s neighbourhood club in rural communities in twentieth century Southern Alberta. The ethnographic research explores the historic, cultural and political foundations of women’s labour on farms and in formal and informal farm organizations through interviews conducted with former members of two clubs that were actively involved in fundraising and philanthropic projects in their rural communities for more than forty-five years. The critical perspective argues farm women in rural clubs responded to the patriarchal farm discourse that gendered their labour by using their reproductive skills and resources to build and maintain friendships, social networks and mutuality, and do good works that ensured the livelihood of their rural communities. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Anthropology, c2009 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Women in agriculture -- Alberta, Southern en_US
dc.subject Rural women -- Alberta, Southern -- Societies and clubs en_US
dc.subject Farm life -- Alberta, Southern en_US
dc.subject Agriculture -- Alberta, Southern en_US
dc.subject Women in charitable work -- Alberta, Southern -- Societies and clubs en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Picnics, potlucks and cookbooks : farm women's clubs and the livelihood of community in twentieth century Southern Alberta en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Anthropology en_US


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