Book Review: Michigan Family Farms and Farm Buildings: Landscapes of the Heart and MindJournal of Rural Studies (2011)
Hemalata Dandekar’s study of Michigan Family farms examines the character of farms and farm folk in a number of different regions throughout the state. She incorporates into her piece the thoughts and feelings of farm families with whom she had conversations in the 1980s and within this past decade, and shows their attitudes toward the changing nature of the family farm. It places them in a light that effectively avoids nostalgic images of the past, but which nonetheless is able to reflect upon the history of family farming and its legacy. Using her skills in regional planning and rural development, Dandekar is able to effectively fit farming peoples within the landscapes and cultures of which they are a part.
Publication DateJuly, 2011
Citation InformationNicholas Van Allen. "Book Review: Michigan Family Farms and Farm Buildings: Landscapes of the Heart and Mind" Journal of Rural Studies (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nvanallen/1/