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Understanding rural societies

Author: David L Brown; Kai A Schafft
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Rural people and communities continue to play important social, economic and environmental roles at a time in which societies are rapidly urbanizing, and the identities of local places are  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David L Brown; Kai A Schafft
ISBN: 9780745641270 074564127X 9780745641287 0745641288
OCLC Number: 732601348
Description: 1 volume
Contents: List of Figures and Tables . Acknowledgments. I. Thinking About Rural Places in Metropolitan Society. 1. Rurality in Metropolitan Society. 2. Urbanization and Population Redistribution. II. Rural Communities, Institutions and Environments. 3. Understanding Community in Rural Society. 4. Community Institutions in Rural Society. 5. Natural Resources and Social Change. III. Rural Populations. 6. Youth, Aging and the Life Course. 7. Racial and Ethnic Minorities in Rural Areas. IV. Rural Economy and Socioeconomic Wellbeing. 8. Making a Living in Rural Communities. 9. Farms, Farmers and Farming. 10. Poverty Across Rural People and Places. V. Conclusions. 11. Rural Transformations and Rural Policies for the Future.
Responsibility: by David L. Brown, Kai A. Schafft.
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"With a half century of rural research between them, Kai Schafft and David Brown offer a sweeping assessment of the present and future challenges facing rural communities. They argue for the Read more...

 
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