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An abandoned woman being supported by a married man did not challenge male privilege and authority in the same way as being ‘the farmer’ and opening the land. If Sara and Berta had been wealthy enough to hire men to open the land and ‘farm’ it, that would also have been acceptable. Deeply ingrained concepts of gender, class and lineage entwined with and rocheleau | 33 permeated relationships to the living world, landscapes and sustenance. This was not a ‘discovery’. It was a lesson delivered by the women themselves and my colleagues.
1996). In addition to gender and class, the affiliation and strength of involvement with the Federation were instrumental in shaping the assemblages of trees on farm plots and across the larger landscape. I was embarking on a gendered path of ecological research that would eventually lead me to frame farm and forest landscapes and ecologies in terms of general socio-ecological constructs of rooted networks, overlapping territories and rhizomatic socio-ecological assemblages.
I was told that there were almost no women farmers, yet I saw them everywhere carrying machetes, cutting firewood and working in the fields. I was told they were ‘helping’ but not really ‘farming’, that they could not open up a field with a plough and plant it on their own without seriously damaging their status in their families and communities. Of course that resonated with my own experience at home. My mother was said to be ‘helping out’ (not co-supporting us) when she held an office job and still did all the housework in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, while my father was seen as the ‘breadwinner’.