[Autom. eng. transl.] Agriculture studies mostly return an aggregate view of agricultural work in large intensive farms, recognizing only a generic character of the different roles of skilled workers within the complex organization of the "farmstead". The essay is a contribution to rethinking dependent work in a context of capitalist agriculture seeing it not as a homogeneous and proletarianized category, but in its contents of professionalism (job descriptions and knowledge, hierarchies and responsibilities, apprenticeships and careers). Using written sources and oral testimonies, the professionalism of the milkers is investigated, central figures in the life of the companies of the Bassa as responsible for the conservation and enhancement of the most important capital, the cattle and horses. The role and competences, the first extra-company professional training initiatives, the impact of technological innovations, the relationship with the "contiguous" professions of the veterinary doctor and of the zootechnical expert are taken into consideration.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Milkers in the zootechnical development of the Lower Lombard region in the twentieth century|
|Title of host publication||Formare alle professioni. I saperi della cascina|
|Editors||M Ferrari, G Fumi, M Morandi|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
- Agricultural workers
- Lavoro agricolo