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|Awards:||Shortlisted for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2013.|
|Description:||xvii, 498 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||You have to deal with everybody: The inhabitants of small towns --
Going to be buried right here: How residents view their towns --
Community spirit: Small-town identities that bind --
The Frog Pond: Making sense of work and money --
Leadership: Earning respect, improving the community --
Habits of faith: The social role of small-town congregations --
Contentious issues: The moral sentiments of community life --
Washington is broken: Politics and the new populism --
Keep your doors open: Shaping the future --
Concluding reflections: Community in small towns.
One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013 "Small-Town America is full of surprising findings... [A]cutely aware of the fragility of small towns, Wuthnow believes they have a viable