Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Prairie PatrimonyFamily, Farming, and Community in the Midwest$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Sonya Salamon

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780807845530

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9781469611181_Salamon

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.northcarolina.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of North Carolina Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in NCSO for personal use.date: 23 October 2019

A Typology of Family Farming Patterns

A Typology of Family Farming Patterns

Chapter:
(p.91) Four A Typology of Family Farming Patterns
Source:
Prairie Patrimony
Author(s):

Sonya Salamon

Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9780807845530.003.0005

This chapter emphasizes the importance of land in farming. Land is of such importance within an agrarian social system that whoever owns it has power over family and community members, especially those who want to farm. Control of land is the measure of status within the farm family and of family status in the community. In every generation, as owners age and prepare to die, they must plan or carry out the ritual transfer of their land. As land control moves through families via intergenerational transfers, or through communities via the land market, the transmission is a vehicle for re-creating and reenacting the cultural system. Land control is therefore a particularly powerful analytic window on the organization of an agrarian cultural system.

Keywords:   land, agrarian social system, land control, family status, intergenerational transfers, cultural system

North Carolina Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .