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Cheap chickens and ethical eggs: the place of an English village in the world

Ware, Vron (2013). Cheap chickens and ethical eggs: the place of an English village in the world. In: Stacey, Jackie and Wolff, Janet eds. Writing Otherwise: Experiments In Cultural Criticism. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

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Abstract

This essay grew out of an empirical study of a village in Southern England which, from its inception, was a fraught and emotionally entangled undertaking. I was born in this place and have retained a strong connection to it through my family. I soon found, however, that my attempts to think analytically were blocked by my own contradictory feelings: an umbilical pull to house and land tempered by alienation from what was becoming, in my lifetime, an increasingly homogenous and suburbanized enclave. Childhood memories of people, events
and spaces provided a reservoir from which I could draw selectively, but having shaken the dust off my shoes so long ago I had lost any sense of belonging to a community.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2013 Vron Ware
ISBN: 0-7190-8942-5, 978-0-7190-8942-8
Keywords: rural; landscape; life-writing; agriculture; local history; Englishness; poultry
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Sociology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 34748
Depositing User: Vron Ware
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2012 12:51
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2014 03:58
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/34748
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