Rural Women’s Studies Wednesdays Summer Round-Up
For many of us, summer represents a welcome break from our usual routine. Family vacations, travel to conferences or archives, or just enjoying long summer evenings takes us away from regular internet access and away from our regular routines. Starting next week, as many of us in the northern hemisphere dive back into “normal life,” we will also be returning to our regularly scheduled program here at Rural Women’s Studies Wednesdays. While you anxiously await our next post, this is a great time to check out some great content you might have missed over the summer months:
Not ready to give up on summer fun just yet? Harvest time got you thinking about farm work and land policy? Be sure to check out these young women’s protest song, “Norge Trenger Bonden” (“Norway Needs a Farmer”), which quickly went viral. Then, visit Reidar Almås’s guest post that explains the historic and political context of this surprise musical hit.
Explore the powerful images produced by farmer-turned-photographer Marji Guyler-Alaniz, founder of FarmHer.
Learn about domestic violence in energy boomtowns.
Explore cutting-edge scholarship on the history of rural women.
Are you (or your graduate students) looking for a new research topic or a new way to approach an existing topic? Then check out our post on a newly digitized archival collection related to a radical rural sociologist.
And you won’t want to miss our ongoing series on primary sources for studying the history of rural women, created in honor of the thirtieth anniversary of Joan Jensen’s groundbreaking book, With These Hands:
- Part I: Life on the Rural Margins of Industrial New England
- Part II: Farming Farm Women’s Diaries
- Part III: Finding Rural Girls
And finally, read our editor’s reflections on the past and future of the Rural Women’s Studies Association.