Invisible Farmers: the Role of Irish Women in the National Farmers’ Association, Farmers’ Rights Campaign of the 1960s.

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dc.contributor.author Gibbons, Mary
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-08T15:24:56Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-08T15:24:56Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3900
dc.description.abstract This article examines the role of Irish farmwomen during the National Farmers’ Association, Farmers’ Rights Campaign, which took place in 1966-67. It shows the “invisible” role that these women played during this campaign. These women illustrate the notion of “love labour”, which seeks to disguise the true value of their contribution by presenting it as an act of love rather than attributing to it the true value of work. It shows how these farmwomen diminish their own role during the campaign as secondary to that of their husbands. This article addresses the importance of having a gender perspective to analyse historical phenomena; the emergence of social movements; and highlights the role of religion in the lives of Irish farming people at that time. en
dc.description.sponsorship Not applicable en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Dublin. School of Social Justice. Women's Studies en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Women & Gender Studies Series en
dc.relation.ispartofseries vol. 12 (1) en
dc.subject Farmers' Rights Campaign en
dc.subject Feminism en
dc.subject Ireland en
dc.subject Irish farmwomen en
dc.subject Invisible farmers en
dc.subject Love labour en
dc.subject Women en
dc.subject.lcsh Women in agriculture--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Demonstrations--Irelands en
dc.subject.lcsh Sex role--Ireland en
dc.title Invisible Farmers: the Role of Irish Women in the National Farmers’ Association, Farmers’ Rights Campaign of the 1960s. en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Gibbons|Mary|aut|


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