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Open Country, Iowa
Rural Women, Tradition, and Change
Open Country, Iowa
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Deborah Fink - Author
SUNY series in the Anthropology of Work
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Hardcover - 275 pages
Release Date: October 1986
ISBN10: 0-88706-317-9
ISBN13: 978-0-88706-317-6

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Paperback - 275 pages
Release Date: October 1986
ISBN10: 0-88706-318-7
ISBN13: 978-0-88706-318-3

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Summary

Open Country, Iowa links anthropology and history in a woman's perspective on the changing social patterns of rural Iowa communities. Using life stories which she has collected, Deborah Fink explores the experiences of today's women. She traces them to past influences, beginning with the time of the first settlers, and shows how family, religion, and work have changed over the years. Her interpretation of social patterns as determined by the history of national politics, economics, kinship, and community culture, call into question some common understandings about the traditional role of women and about changes initiated by World War II.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

1. Introduction

2. The Family in Open Country before World War II

3. The Scope of Women's Work before 1940

4. Woman to Woman

5. World War II and Rural Women

6. Eggs: A Case in Point

7. Women's Work after World War II

8. Women, Power, and Class in Open Country

9. A Concluding Perspective

Notes

References Cited

Index



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