Eric Ramirez-Ferrero - Author
Eric Ramirez-Ferrero is currently a University of Michigan
Population Fellow and senior program officer with HealthScope
Tanzania in Dar es Salaam. According to the latest news he
is living in Africa at the moment.
Eric has written a book called "Troubled Fields"
Men, Emotions, and the Crisis in American Farming.
The book centers around Oklahoma in the 1980s and 1990s, when
suicide -not accident -was the leading cause of agricultural
fatalities among farmers. Eric looks at the causes that would
lead these farmers to want to kill themselves. He looks at
the root causes and shows how cultural and social changes
have a dramatic effect on menęs identities as providers, stewards,
and community members. Using emotions and gender as modes
of analysis, he locates these menęs stories in the wider context
of American history, agricultural economics and politics,
capitalism, and Christianity.
more about his book...