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Troubled Fields : Men, Emotions, and the Crisis in American Farming / Eric Ramirez-Ferrero.

Author/Creator:
Ramirez-Ferrero, Eric, author.
Publication:
New York, NY : Columbia University Press, [2005]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource : 8 photos
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De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Oklahoma.
Farmers -- Oklahoma -- Psychology.
Suicide -- Oklahoma.
Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
In Oklahoma in the 1980s and 1990s, suicide-not accident as previously assumed-was the leading cause of agricultural fatalities among farmers. Men were five times more likely to die by suicide than by accident. What was causing these men-but not women-to want to kill themselves? Ramírez-Ferrero suggests that the root causes lie not in purely economic or personal factors but rather in the processes of modernization. He shows how cultural and social changes have a dramatic effect on men's identities as providers, stewards, and community members. Using emotions and gender as modes of analysis, he locates these men's stories in the wider context of American history, agricultural economics and politics, capitalism, and Christianity.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction. Homework
1. The Invitation to Die
2. The Nelsons
3. Creating Oklahoma: Positioning Farm Men for Crisis
4. The Good Farmer: Gender and Occupational Role Evaluation
5. The American Agriculture Movement and the Call to Farm
Conclusion. Modernity, Emotions, and Social Change
Appendix.Wide, Open Spaces (1993)
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780231503631
OCLC:
60886369
Publisher Number:
10.7312/rami13024 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.