This paper explores two conflicts encountered by the author as she earned her Ph.D. in medieval history. First is the conflict the author feels when working on her craft—can written history be considered a credible occupation that results in something useful in contrast to the farm production of her youth? The second theme explores the tension the author encounters when challenging traditional gender roles of both farmers and historians.
Resor, Cynthia. 2007. "A Whistling Girl and a Crowing Hen: Changing Productivity and Gender Expectations." Journal of Rural Social Sciences, 22(1): Article 7. Available at: https://egrove.olemiss.edu/jrss/vol22/iss1/7