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, U.K. : Manchester University Press. ISBN 9780719089428

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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 Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: rural; landscape; life-writing; agriculture; local history; Englishness; poultry
Research Area: Sociology
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (until 2017) > School of Psychology, Criminology and Sociology (from November 2012)
Depositing User: Cheryl Clark
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2015 14:04
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2015 14:04
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/30561

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