Debt and Dispossession: Farm Loss in America's Heartland / Edition 2

Debt and Dispossession: Farm Loss in America's Heartland / Edition 2

by Kathryn Marie Dudley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226169111

ISBN-13: 9780226169118

Pub. Date: 04/28/2000

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Winner of the Margaret Mead Award of the Society for Applied Anthropology

The farm crisis of the 1980s was the worst economic disaster to strike rural America since the Depression—thousands of farmers lost their land and homes, irrevocably altering their communities and, as Kathryn Marie Dudley shows, giving rise to devastating social trauma that

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Winner of the Margaret Mead Award of the Society for Applied Anthropology

The farm crisis of the 1980s was the worst economic disaster to strike rural America since the Depression—thousands of farmers lost their land and homes, irrevocably altering their communities and, as Kathryn Marie Dudley shows, giving rise to devastating social trauma that continues to affect farmers today. Through interviews with residents of an agricultural county in western Minnesota, Dudley provides an incisive account of the moral dynamics of loss, dislocation, capitalism, and solidarity in farming communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226169118
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Edition description:
1
Pages:
211
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Fragile Community
2. Farm Crisis
3. Moral Economy
4. Primal Scenes
5. White Crosses
6. Open Secrets
7. Social Trauma
8. The Last Farmer
Appendix: County Profile
Notes
Index

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