Gabriel Rosenberg’ book is a critical perspective of Extension and 4-H club work in the United States and the export of 4-H abroad. A retrospective of early 4-H and Extension domestic history, it highlights the social, cultural, political, and economic implications of 4-H implementation in rural America. An examination of 4-H’s role in creating gender, race, and sexuality norms in society today is conducted. Stories and history are told with rich detail providing extensive information to foster critical conversations about where 4-H has come from and where 4-H should be going. Extension professionals should read this book to understand the current domestic and international implementation context.
Elliott-Engel, J. (2017). A Book Review of The 4-H Harvest: Sexuality and the State in Rural America. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 5(3), 12. https://scholarsjunction.msstate.edu/jhse/vol5/iss3/12
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