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dc.contributor.authorKaarlenkaski, Taija
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-06T13:45:53Z
dc.date.available2019-03-06T13:45:53Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://erepo.uef.fi/handle/123456789/7481
dc.description.abstractDuring the last hundred years, mechanization has significantly changed the working circumstances of both humans and animals in cattle husbandry. In Finland, cattle tending was regarded as women’s work up until the mid-20th century. According to a common view, the proliferation of milking machines, starting from the 1950s, caused men to start working in the cowsheds. In this paper, I will examine how the agencies of cattle tenders, cows, and milking machines were constructed during the mechanization process from the 1950s to the 1970s. Special attention will be paid to gendered representations, and changes in the gendered division of work. The main materials used in the study consist of answers received to two ethnographic questionnaires, organized in 1969 and 1992, which dealt with the mechanizing and changing agriculture. The focus is on the questions concerning the introduction of the milking machine, which were included in both questionnaires. In addition, two contemporary machine milking guidebooks will be examined. In accordance with new materialist theories and cultural studies of technology, meanings attached to gender, technology, and animals are seen as relational and intertwined. The article foregrounds agencies that are usually invisible in animal husbandry, and argues that cows participated in the domestication of milking machine technology along with humans
dc.language.isoenglanti
dc.publisherAustralian Animal Studies Group and University of Wollongong
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAnimal studies journal
dc.relation.urihttps://ro.uow.edu.au/asj/
dc.rightsAll rights reserved
dc.subjectmilking machine
dc.subjecttechnology
dc.subjectcows
dc.subjectgendered division of work
dc.subjectagency
dc.title'Machine Milking is More Manly than Hand Milking': Multispecies Agencies and Gendered Practices in Finnish Cattle Tending from the 1950s to the 1970s
dc.description.versionpublished version
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Humanities / Finnish Language and Cultural Research
uef.solecris.id59256429en
dc.type.publicationTieteelliset aikakauslehtiartikkelit
dc.rights.accessrights© Author
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange76-102
dc.publisher.countryAustralia
dc.relation.issn2200-9140
dc.relation.issue2
dc.relation.volume7
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccess
dc.type.okmA1
uef.solecris.openaccessOpen access -julkaisukanavassa ilmestynyt julkaisu


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