I saw something of their lives in mine. I saw something of their origins in mine. Thus began my path as a historian.
I physically experience farm life in the context of the research I conduct, and I often reflect on the lives of women in this same place when it was in its ascendancy.
What is, or was, Ginger Farm? And wherefore its butter tart?
The RWSA decided to go virtual, and the great pivot began.
Whether you are a foodie or a gender or food studies researcher, you will find much to savor in this unique volume.
Backstories: The Kitchen Table Cookbook is the perfect amalgamation of scholarly articles juxtaposed with heartwarming family memories associated with particular foods, and yes, plenty of recipes.
Register by Sunday, May 9 for RWSA 2021!
By embracing elements of history, rural studies, and women’s studies, this volume offers a unique perspective by relating food history with social dynamics. It is sure to inspire eclectic dining and conversations. #rwsa #rwsa2021 #foodstudies #ruralwomen #aghistory
The theme, “Kitchen Table Talk to Global Forum,” emphasizes how conversations, relationships, and food shape rural communities. This theme allows for the consideration of the ways that gendered, sexual, ethnic, and racial identities affect personal power, class consciousness, individual choice, and community development. These subjects lend themselves to the exploration of rural activism, social justice, innovation, politics, business development, cultural expression, self-governance, and collective experiences — both historical and contemporary — locally and globally.
The Rural Women's Studies Association's triennial conference has gone virtual. Register today!