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Gendered time in Swedish family farming

operationalising an agrarian typology using the Swedish Farm Accountancy Data Network

Andersson, Elias and Lundqvist, Peter (2016). Gendered time in Swedish family farming. Journal of Family Business Management. 6 :3 , 310-329
[Research article]

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JFBM-07-2015-0023


Purpose - The agricultural sector has undergone extensive changes in the 20-30 years since the peak academic debate on family farming. Still today, the understanding and concept of family farming has political implications in the processes of rural and agricultural policy. The purpose of this paper is to study the development of agrarian structure by analysing the gendered and family relations of family farming. Design/methodology/approach - This paper examines the concept of the family farm and its utilisation and diversity in the current Swedish agricultural sector from a gender perspective, using empirical data from the Farm Accountancy Data Network. The paper operationalises a situated agrarian typology and examines the gendered position and temporalities of family farms in Sweden, based on patterns of labour use. Findings - A workable, fruitful typology of the agrarian structure suitable for future comparative studies is revealed. It also demonstrates the gendered time in the farm labour process, the different temporalities involved and their interconnection between gender, family and various spheres. The spatial and geographical implications, as well as the increased dependence on family and hired labour in different farm types, are emphasised. Originality/value - The focus of this study contributes to the understanding of spatial-temporal relations of family farm business and organisation in general and in Sweden particularly. It also provides empirical basis for developing and gender mainstreaming rural and agricultural policies.

Authors/Creators:Andersson, Elias and Lundqvist, Peter
Title:Gendered time in Swedish family farming
Subtitle:operationalising an agrarian typology using the Swedish Farm Accountancy Data Network
Series Name/Journal:Journal of Family Business Management
Year of publishing :2016
Page range:310-329
Number of Pages:20
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Ltd
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Accepted version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:X Agricola extesions > X80 Social sciences, humanities and education
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 504 Sociology > Sociology (excluding Social work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 507 Social and Economic Geography > Human Geography
Keywords:Family business, Organizational structures, Generation and gender, Policy, Temporality, FADN
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ID Code:14402
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Work Science, Business Economics, and Environmental Psychology (until 2020)
(S) > Dept. of Forest Ecology and Management
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Deposited On:20 Sep 2017 05:37
Metadata Last Modified:15 Jan 2020 03:44

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