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A Place of their Own : Family Farming in Eastern Finland - Ray Abrahams

A Place of their Own

Family Farming in Eastern Finland

Hardcover Published: 9th May 1991
ISBN: 9780521381000
Number Of Pages: 224

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Based on field research in eastern Finland not far from the Russian border, this book is an account of the main features of rural society in the area. It pays detailed attention to the adaptability of farming families in a rapidly changing world. Subjects treated include marriage and the family, work and mechanization, succession to farms, and the paradoxical combination of fierce individualism and cooperation. Two major themes of the book are the relation between law and custom, which is not always what it seems on the surface, and the complex interlocking of farm, family, and the wider society.

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'... a formidable account of social relationships and social institutions, the kind of systematic sociology that is all too often neglected in contemporary ethnography ... Abrahams is to be commeneded for producing a thought-provoking study ...'. Man

A strange eventful history
The origins of modern farming families
Family and farm
From generation to generation
Co-operation between farming families
Farming families in a changing world
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ISBN: 9780521381000
ISBN-10: 0521381002
Series: Cambridge Topics in Mineral Physics & Chemistry (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 9th May 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.5

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