'We could have had the old girl out in the paddock years ago': Widowed women, farming and agricultural leadership

Pini, Barbara M. (2003) 'We could have had the old girl out in the paddock years ago': Widowed women, farming and agricultural leadership. Work, Employment and Society, 17(1), pp. 171-182.

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This article describes the experiences of 10 widowed women involved in the Australian sugar industry. These women- farming in their own right and involving themselves in the public world of agriculture – represent an anomaly. They are of particular sociological interest because the often-invisible gender dimensions of farming are illuminated in the absence of a male partner. The article explores the reasons why the women decide to continue farming after the death of their spouses and the changes that occur in their on-farm roles with widowhood. Of significance is the shift in identity that occurs for the widowed women as they view themselves for the first time as 'a farmer'

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ID Code: 8443
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Author contact details: b.pini@qut.edu.au
Keywords: Australian sugar industry, widowhood, gender, farming
DOI: 10.1177/0950017003017001275
ISSN: 1469-8722
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Sage Publications
Deposited On: 04 Jul 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2015 04:42

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