Tag Archives: pandemic

Poor Farms and the Mythmaking of the Multitasking Woman

We talk about the strains of rural women’s lives in past tense: being isolated during a long winter on a farm, kneading bread while nursing a baby, or darning socks while rocking a cradle with a spare foot, but recently women have experienced social isolation of their own, staying home to avoid the transmission of COVID while being separated from the support of family and friends, baking bread to both pass the time and to cope with interrupted supply lines, trying to write late at night while the children sleep. Continue reading

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Reflections on the RWSA’s 14th Triennial Conference During COVID

The RWSA decided to go virtual, and the great pivot began.  Continue reading

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Backstories, RWSA’s academic cookbook

Backstories: The Kitchen Table Cookbook is the perfect amalgamation of scholarly articles juxtaposed with heartwarming family memories associated with particular foods, and yes, plenty of recipes. Continue reading

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RWSA Endorses Agricultural History Society’s statement on COVID-19 and Police Violence

RWSA endorses @AgHistorySoc statement on COVID-19 and Police Violence #COVID-19 #ruralwomen Continue reading

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Foodways in the Midst of a Pandemic

The spread of COVID-19 virus is teaching many of us living in urban places just how connected we are to one another, and how divorced we have become from rural life. Continue reading

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