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In competition with a brother: Women's inheritance positions in contemporary Swedish family forestry

Lidestav, Gun (2010). In competition with a brother: Women's inheritance positions in contemporary Swedish family forestry. Scandinavian journal of forest research. 25:Suppl. 9, 14-24
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02827581.2010.506781

Abstract

Swedish family forestry is characterized by traditional perceptions of the farm as a project that spans generations and a strong desire to preserve family ownership in accordance with a paternal inheritance tradition. In this study women's inheritance positions in contemporary family forestry in Sweden were examined using three different sources: (1) a national register of all forest owners; (2) an inquiry study; and (3) narrative accounts from female forest owners. An asymmetrical ownership pattern was exposed in the analysis of all three materials. Gender had an impact on who, what and how family owned forest land was transferred from one generation to another. Furthermore, analysis of the narrative accounts showed that a minority of the women corresponded to the concept transitive element. A typology with three additional concepts, namely transitive agent, transformative element and transformative agent, is therefore suggested and discussed.

Authors/Creators:Lidestav, Gun
Title:In competition with a brother: Women's inheritance positions in contemporary Swedish family forestry
Series/Journal:Scandinavian journal of forest research (0282-7581)
Year of publishing :2010
Volume:25
Number:Suppl. 9
Page range:14-24
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:0282-7581
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Accepted version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:E Economics, development, and rural sociology > E20 Organization, administration and management of agricultural enterprises or farms
U Auxiliary disciplines > U30 Research methods
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Forest Science
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 509 Other Social Sciences > Gender Studies
Keywords:data triangulation, gender, typology
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-795
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-795
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Type of IDID
DOI10.1080/02827581.2010.506781
ID Code:9349
Department:(S) > Dept. of Forest Resource Management
(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Forest Resource Management
External funders:Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry
Deposited By: Skogsbiblioteket Umeå
Deposited On:17 Dec 2012 15:57
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 10:54

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