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Gender Relations and Women’s Off-farm Employment: a critical analysis of discourses

By Sheena Hanrahan

Abstract

End of Project ReportThis project addresses gender relations on dairy farms in Irish Republic. Its aim was to explore the way women who are married to farmers but who are employed in paid employment off the farm are constructed in agricultural policy discourse. It was proposed that discourses encapsulate the values and interests of powerful actors and are constitutive in their effect. Hence they are implicated in women’s experience of life within a ‘farm family’. Following on from this it may be said that women’ s continued subordination in Irish farming or indeed their chances of achieving equal status are circumscribed by dominant discourses

Topics: Agriculture, Women, Off-farm employment, Gender relations
Publisher: Teagasc
Year: 2007
OAI identifier: oai:t-stor.teagasc.ie:11019/926
Provided by: T-Stór

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