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Worlds apart : poverty and politics in rural America

Author: Cynthia M Duncan
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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First published in 1999, Worlds Apart examines poverty through the stories of real people in rural New England, Appalachia, and the Mississippi Delta. In this new edition, Duncan returns to her original research, interviewing some of the same people as well as new key informants. The work provides powerful new insights into the dynamics of poverty, politics, and community change.--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Interviews
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Duncan, Cynthia M.
Worlds apart.
(DLC) 2014009145
(OCoLC)871966091
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia M Duncan
ISBN: 9780300210514 0300210515
OCLC Number: 894554893
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 304 pages) : map
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""New Foreword""; ""Foreword to the 1999 Edition""; ""Preface to the 1999 Edition""; ""Preface and Acknowledgments for the 2014 Edition""; ""List of People Profiled""; ""Chapter one: Blackwell: Rigid Classes and Corrupt Politics in Appalachia�s Coal Fields""; ""“Good Rich People� and “Bad Poor People, �""; ""Blackwell Yesterday: Developing Appalachia�s Coal Fields""; ""The Families That Run Things""; ""The Politics of Work in the Mountains""; ""Blackwell�s Have-Nots: Scratching a Living Up the Hollows"" ""Blackwell�s Haves: The Good Life on Redbud Hill""""Bringing Change to Blackwell""; ""Blackwell Twenty Years Later: Hunkering Down with Family""; ""Chapter two: Dahlia: Racial Segregation and Planter Control in the Mississippi Delta""; ""Dahlia�s Two Social Worlds""; ""Work in Dahlia: Creating and Maintaining the Plantation World""; ""Class and Caste in the Delta""; ""White Planters, Politicians, and Shopkeepers""; ""Leadership in the Black Community: The Old and the New “Toms, �""; ""Dahlia�s Emerging Middle Class"" ""Dahlia Twenty Years Later: New Jobs and New Politics (with Gemma Beckley)""""Chapter three: Gray Mountain: Equality and Civic Involvement in Northern New England""; ""A Blue-Collar Middle-Class Mill Town""; ""Participation and Investment in the 1990s""; ""The Big Middle “Continuum, �""; ""Difficult Times Ahead: Putting Civic Culture to the Test""; ""Gray Mountain Twenty Years Later: Holding on to a Blue-Collar Community""; ""Chapter four: Social Change and Social Policy""; ""Cultural and Structural Causes of Persistent Poverty""; ""Class and Politics in Rural Communities"" ""Equality, Democracy, and Social Change""""Policies to Encourage Mobility and Build Civic Culture""; ""Policy for Poor People in Poor Places""; ""Appendix""; ""Notes""; ""Acknowledgments for the 1999 Edition""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""Y""
Responsibility: Cynthia M. Duncan ; foreword by Angela Glover Blackwell.

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