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Women’s sense of farming: ecofeminism in sustainable farming and local food in Vermont, U.S.A

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Women’s Sense of Farming is a qualitative study of women farming as part of the local food movement in Vermont, U.S.A. The study puts the lives of women farmers in conversation with ecofeminist theory in order to examine how women farmers simultaneously enact critiques of culture, while also mimicking dominant narratives. The study subjects’ narratives of their lives show how they navigate the reason/nature dualism (as articulated by philosopher Val Plumwood). The result of the study is a set of values and experiences that show the successes and challenges of local food farmers working toward social, environmental, and economic sustainability.
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Keywords: Ecofeminism; Vermont; local food; sustainable farming; women’s studies

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Environmental Studies, University of Vermont, Bington, VT, USA

Publication date: November 2, 2018

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