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The Resource In the blood : understanding America's farm families, Robert Wuthnow

In the blood : understanding America's farm families, Robert Wuthnow

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In the blood : understanding America's farm families
Title
In the blood
Title remainder
understanding America's farm families
Statement of responsibility
Robert Wuthnow
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Farming is essential to the American economy and our daily lives, yet few of us have much contact with farmers except through the food we eat. Who are America's farmers? Why is farming important to them? How are they coping with dramatic changes to their way of life? In the Blood paints a vivid and moving portrait of America's farm families, shedding new light on their beliefs, values, and complicated relationship with the land. Drawing on more than two hundred in-depth interviews, Robert Wuthnow presents farmers in their own voices as they speak candidly about their family traditions, aspirations for their children, business arrangements, and conflicts with family members. They describe their changing relationships with neighbors, their shifting views about religion, and the subtle ways they defend their personal independence. Wuthnow shares the stories of farmers who operate dairies, raise livestock, and grow our fruit and vegetables. We hear from corn and soybean farmers, wheat-belt farmers, and cotton growers. We gain new insights into how farmers assign meaning to the land, and how they grapple with the increasingly difficult challenges of biotechnology and global markets. In the Blood reveals how, despite profound changes in modern agriculture, farming remains an enduring commitment that runs deeply in the veins of today's farm families.--
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Wuthnow, Robert
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Rural families
  • Farmers
  • Farm life
Label
In the blood : understanding America's farm families, Robert Wuthnow
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Families -- Neighbors -- Faith -- Independence -- The land -- Technology -- Markets -- Afterword
Control code
FIEb17750131
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9780691167091
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)908083912
Label
In the blood : understanding America's farm families, Robert Wuthnow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Families -- Neighbors -- Faith -- Independence -- The land -- Technology -- Markets -- Afterword
Control code
FIEb17750131
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9780691167091
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)908083912

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