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The Resource Prairie patrimony : family, farming, and community in the midwest, Sonya Salamon

Prairie patrimony : family, farming, and community in the midwest, Sonya Salamon

Label
Prairie patrimony : family, farming, and community in the midwest
Title
Prairie patrimony
Title remainder
family, farming, and community in the midwest
Statement of responsibility
Sonya Salamon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Families cannot farm without land, and whoever controls land holds power over others in the farm family and the rural community. Yet in every lifetime, control of this scarce resource must be given up to the next generation. Drawing on her decade-long ethnographic studies of seven Illinois farming communities, Sonya Salamon demonstrates how family land transfers serve as the mechanism for recreating the social relations fundamental to Midwestern ethnic identities. With family land is passed a cultural patrimony that shapes practices of farm management, succession, and inheritance and that ultimately determine how land tenure and the personality of rural communities evolve." "Half the communities Salamon studied are dominated by families of German descent and half by what she terms "Yankees," or people with British Protestant ancestry. These two groups are dominant in the rural Midwest, and ethnic identity as manifested among them is a powerful force shaping the social fabric of the region. Yankees treat farming as a business and land as a commodity; profit rather than persistence of the farm motivates their actions. Farmers of German descent, however, see farming as a way of life and land as a sacred family possession, and they hold continuity of farm ownership as the highest priority. The commitment of ethnic Germans to act on their beliefs in this regard, says Salamon, explains why this group now makes up more than half of the Midwestern farm population."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Salamon, Sonya
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in rural culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rural families
  • Family farms
  • Farm life
Label
Prairie patrimony : family, farming, and community in the midwest, Sonya Salamon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [265]-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Siblings and Inheritance of the Patrimony
  • Social Networks: The Links to Community
  • Implications of Family Practices beyond the Farm Bounds
  • Land Tenure
  • Community Personality
  • Methods for Farming Community Studies
  • Culture and Midwestern Family Farmers
  • Historical Background of Ethnic Farmers
  • Family Farmers: An American Family Type
  • The Community Context
  • A Typology of Family Farming Patterns
  • Interactional Processes and Reproduction of Family and Farm
  • Husband, Wife, and Farm Management
  • Father, Son, and Farm Succession
Control code
25748034
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 297 pages
Isbn
9780807820452
Lccn
92053622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1480070
Label
Prairie patrimony : family, farming, and community in the midwest, Sonya Salamon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [265]-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Siblings and Inheritance of the Patrimony
  • Social Networks: The Links to Community
  • Implications of Family Practices beyond the Farm Bounds
  • Land Tenure
  • Community Personality
  • Methods for Farming Community Studies
  • Culture and Midwestern Family Farmers
  • Historical Background of Ethnic Farmers
  • Family Farmers: An American Family Type
  • The Community Context
  • A Typology of Family Farming Patterns
  • Interactional Processes and Reproduction of Family and Farm
  • Husband, Wife, and Farm Management
  • Father, Son, and Farm Succession
Control code
25748034
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 297 pages
Isbn
9780807820452
Lccn
92053622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1480070

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