The 4-H Harvest: Sexuality and the State in Rural America


The 4-H Harvest: Sexuality and the State in Rural America ➟ The 4-H Harvest: Sexuality and the State in Rural America free download ➤ Author Gabriel N. Rosenberg – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Eureka Who would have thought that a history of the H club could brilliantly illuminate so many far corners of knowledge state projects of masculinity and reproduction, patriotism, modernity, imperia Eureka Who would have thought that a Harvest: Sexuality PDF/EPUB Â history of theH club could brilliantly illuminate so many far corners of knowledge state projects of masculinity and reproduction, patriotism, modernity, imperialism, race, eugenics and Gabriel N Rosenberg s bio political view is original, surprising, deeply sourced, convincing, and a delightful read James C Scott, Yale University This beautifully crafted study offers a braided history of the state, the body, and the countryside At its center is theH club, which Rosenberg brilliantly reveals not as a The 4-H PDF/EPUB ² nostalgic relic of an agrarian past but as an active engine of modern bio politics Whether or not you have ever set foot at the county fair, TheH Harvest is an absorbing and utterly original read Margot Canaday, Princeton University Gabriel N Rosenberg s masterful history ofH is the first in depth study of an institution that every historian of agriculture, not to mention every rural American, recognizes as an essential component of the modern rural landscape The project delivers a sophisticated mix of 4-H Harvest: Sexuality eBook ✓ cultural, political, and economic history that exposes the hidden hands and visible bodies at work in constructing twentieth century US governance in the American heartland Shane Hamilton, University of Georgia H, the iconic rural youth program run by the US Department of Agriculture, has enrolled thanmillion Americans over the last century As the first comprehensive history of the organization, TheH Harvest tracksH from its origins in turn of the century agricultural modernization efforts, through its role in the administration of federal programs during the New Deal and World War II, to its status as an instrument of international development in Cold War battlegrounds like Vietnam and Latin AmericaIn domestic and global settings,H s advocates dreamed of transforming rural economies, communities, and families Organizers believed the clubs would bypass backward patriarchs reluctant to embrace modern farming techniques In their place,H would cultivate efficient, capital intensive farms and convince rural people to trust federal expertise The modernH farm also featured gender appropriate divisions of labor and produced healthy, robust children To retain the economic potential of the best youth, clubs insinuated state agents at the heart of rural family life By midcentury, the vision of healthyH ers on family farms advertised the attractiveness of the emerging agribusiness economyWith rigorous archival research, Gabriel N Rosenberg provocatively argues that public acceptance of the political economy of agribusiness hinged on federal efforts to establish a modern rural society through effective farming technology and techniques as well as through carefully managed gender roles, procreation, and sexuality TheH Harvest shows howH, like the countryside it often symbolizes, is the product of the modernist ambition to efficiently govern rural economies, landscapes, and populationsGabriel N Rosenberg teaches women s studies at Duke University.


10 thoughts on “The 4-H Harvest: Sexuality and the State in Rural America

  1. Pearse Anderson Pearse Anderson says:

    Gosh, this is the same problem with every academic history we read amazing topic, amazing research, but the presentation I struggled with because it was sort of delivered in thesis speak instead of the pop history style I findpersuading and helpful So this is sliding towards 6 or 7 out of 10, despite loving what it s saying about 4 H and how it interacted with federal politics around development and sexuality Read this for Animal Biocapital.


  2. Stephanie Mason Stephanie Mason says:

    The 4 H Harvest is written by an academic for academics, but all advanced readers interested in history should enjoy it as well Anybody interested in cultural history, agricultural history, history of sexuality, U.S political history, or gender studies would enjoy this work, not to mention those curious about 4 H in general Rosenberg goes into great detail explaining the governmental influence on rural American through the gendered youth within 4 H programs It s a very well researched, well The 4 H Harvest is written by an academic for academics, but all advanced readers interested in history should enjoy it as well Anybody interested in cultural history, agricultural history, history of sexuality, U.S political history, or gender studies would enjoy this work, not to mention those curious about 4 H in general Rosenberg goes into great detail explaining the governmental influence on rural American through the gendered youth within 4 H programs It s a very well researched, well written book that is worth the read


  3. Andy Ferrin Andy Ferrin says:

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  4. Anna Anna says:

    Reviewed at MedHum Fiction Daily Dose The 4 H Harvest is an examination of a nationwide program, its objectives and achievements in reshaping the landscape of rural America I found myself wishing, throughout, forof a grassroots understanding of how 4 H programs were actually received and leveraged by the youth who participated I would have been interested in learningabout how messages about race and gender, citizenship and agriculture w Reviewed at MedHum Fiction Daily Dose The 4 H Harvest is an examination of a nationwide program, its objectives and achievements in reshaping the landscape of rural America I found myself wishing, throughout, forof a grassroots understanding of how 4 H programs were actually received and leveraged by the youth who participated I would have been interested in learningabout how messages about race and gender, citizenship and agriculture were digested by their intended audience and whether they succeeded in shaping how individual people lived their adult lives


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