Eureka Who Would Have Thought That A History Of The 4 H 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 The 4 H Club, Which Rosenberg Brilliantly Reveals Not As A 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, The 4 H Harvest Is An Absorbing And Utterly Original Read Margot Canaday, Princeton University Gabriel N Rosenberg S Masterful History Of 4 H 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 Cultural, Political, And Economic History That Exposes The Hidden Hands And Visible Bodies At Work In Constructing Twentieth Century U.S Governance In The American Heartland Shane Hamilton, University Of Georgia4 H, The Iconic Rural Youth Program Run By The U.S Department Of Agriculture, Has Enrolled Than 70 Million Americans Over The Last Century As The First Comprehensive History Of The Organization, The 4 H Harvest Tracks 4 H 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 America.In Domestic And Global Settings, 4 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, 4 H Would Cultivate Efficient, Capital Intensive Farms And Convince Rural People To Trust Federal Expertise The Modern 4 H 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 Healthy 4 H Ers On Family Farms Advertised The Attractiveness Of The Emerging Agribusiness Economy.With 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 The 4 H Harvest Shows How 4 H, Like The Countryside It Often Symbolizes, Is The Product Of The Modernist Ambition To Efficiently Govern Rural Economies, Landscapes, And Populations.Gabriel N Rosenberg Teaches Women S Studies At Duke University.
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- 312 pages
- The 4-H Harvest
- Gabriel N. Rosenberg
- 09 August 2017 Gabriel N. Rosenberg