Open Country, Iowa: Rural Women, Tradition, and Change (Paperback)

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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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780887063183
ISBN-10: 0887063187
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication Date: October 31st, 1986
Pages: 275
Language: English
Series: Suny Series in the Anthropology of Work