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Family and gender in the transformation of the countryside
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3442-187X
2007 (English)In: Journal of Comparative Family Studies, ISSN 0047-2328, E-ISSN 1929-9850, Vol. 38, no 3, 371-377 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This special issue presents articles which explore how gender relations evolved in-rural families in the context of the ongoing transformation of rural life at large and farming in specific related to the global trends of modemisation. The effects of modernisation on rurality are contextual. The case studies in this volume represent diverse patterns of modernisation along different paths to industrialisation (cases studies from Northern, highly industrialised versus Southern late industrialised countries) as well as along different paths to capitalism (see the case studies from post-socialist societies). Large-scale socioeconomic forces led to the transition and dissolution of the "traditional farm family". New forms of existence emerge for rural families complementing and even replacing the role of farming. The volume elucidates how gender relations are formed in rural families representing a diversity of emerging rural family life-styles, such as one-man farms, summer farms, farms engaged with tourism or having complementary off farm incomes. Gender relations are also studied in the light of changing gender ideologies, such as the case of post-socialist societies. The case studies in the volume provide empirical and theoretical frameworks exploring how the relation between the ongoing transformation of family farms (such as processes of masculinisation vs feminisation) and of rural families (such as retraditio-nalisation vs detraditionalisation) can be related to changing gender relations (women's empowerment vs reconstitution of gender inequalities).

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2007. Vol. 38, no 3, 371-377 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-151551ISI: 000249341100002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-151551DiVA: diva2:410344
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