Rural Sociology

Rural Communities

Cornelia Butler Flora, Jan L. Flora, Stephen P. Gasteyer

Fifth Edition • July 7, 2015 • 448 pages

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Communities in rural America are a complex mixture of peoples and cultures, ranging from miners who have been laid off in West Virginia, to Laotian immigrants relocating in Kansas to work at a beef processing plant, to entrepreneurs drawing up plans for a world-class ski resort in California’s Sierra Nevada.…

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Gendered Fields: Rural Women, Agriculture, and the Environment

Carolyn E Sachs

First Edition • March 15, 1996 • 224 pages

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Applying a feminist and environmentalist approach to her investigation of how the changing global economy affects rural women, Carolyn Sachs focuses on land ownership and use, cropping systems, and women’s work with animals in highly industrialized as well as developing countries. Viewing rural women’s daily lives in a variety of…

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Against All Odds: Rural Community in the Information Age

John C Allen; Don A Dillman

First Edition • September 1, 1994 • 264 pages

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The authors’ model orients this community in the vortex of contemporary forces, pointing up, for example, the need for face-to-face interaction among residents versus the larger society’s demand for electronic communication. With increasing conflicts between the culture of rural communities and that of the outside world occurring, small towns all…

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