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"We say what we think": rural radio, politics, and domesticity in Dane County, Wisconsin, 1937-1945

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Canaday, Margot (main author)
Format:
Journal article
Publication Date:
2000-12
Published:
USA
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois Box: 149
Subject Term:
conflict, extension, extension programs, extension services, farm women, gender, history, organization, politics, radio, radio programs, roles, rural broadcasting, rural broadcasts, rural communities, rural sociology, social factors, women, radio methods
Notes:
UI electronic subscription, Author analyzes the history, methods and impact of a radio program, "We say what we think," produced by a group of Dane County rural women during this period. Offers perspectives on how the Extension Service encouraged domesticity as the role of rural women. "Linking domesticity to the trope of progress in this way kept rural women from discussing the changes taking place around them." Author also comments on marginalization of rural sociology as a discipline in the academy.