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Challenges for rural America in the twenty-first century

Author: David L Brown; Louis E Swanson; Alan W Barton; Rural Sociological Society.
Publisher: University Park : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2003.
Series: Rural studies series.; Rural studies series (University Park, Pa.)
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The twentieth century was one of profound transformation in rural America. Demographic shifts and economic restructuring have conspired to alter dramatically the lives of rural people and their communities. Challenges for Rural America in the Twenty-First Century defines these changes and interprets their implications for the future of rural America. The volume follows in the tradition of "decennial volumes"  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Challenges for rural America in the twenty-first century.
University Park : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2003
(DLC) 2003009910
(OCoLC)52165696
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David L Brown; Louis E Swanson; Alan W Barton; Rural Sociological Society.
ISBN: 0271031433 9780271031439
OCLC Number: 74851271
Language Note: English.
Notes: "Sponsored by the Rural Sociological Society"--Page 4 of cover.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 513 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: PART I: WHO LIVES IN RURAL AMERICA TODAY? --
Unpredictable directions in rural population growth and migration / Kenneth M. Johnson --
African Americans in rural America / Rosalind P. Harris, Dreamal Worthen --
American Indians: their contemporary reality and future trajectory / Angela A. Gonzales --
Latinos in rural America / Rogelio Saenz, Cruz C. Torres --
What do rural families look like today? / Katherine MacTavish, Sonya Salamon --
Older rural families / Nina Glasgow --
Rural children and youth at risk / Daniel T. Lichter [and others] --
Rural women: new roles for the new century? / Ann R. Tickamyer, Debra A. Henderson --
Rural poverty: the persisting challenge / Leif Jensen [and others] --
PART II: A TRANSFORMED RURAL ECONOMY --
How people make a living in rural America / David A. McGranahan --
Who benefits from economic restructuring? Lessons from the past, challenges for the future / William W. Falk, Linda M. Lobao --
Commuting: a good job nearby? / Leanne M. Tigges, Glenn V. Fuguitt --
Continuities and disjunctures in the transformation of the U.S. agro-food system / Frederick H. Buttel --
Tourism and natural amenity development: real opportunities? / Richard S. Krannich, Peggy Petrzelka --
PART III: THE RURAL COMMUNITY: IS IT LOCAL? IS IT A COMMUNITY? --
Community agency and local development / A.E. Luloff, Jeffrey C. Bridger --
Social capital / Cornelia Butler Flora, Jan L. Flora --
Civil society, civic communities, and rural development / Thomas A. Lyson, Charles M. Tolbert --
The global/local interface / Alessandro Bonanno, Douglas H. Constance --
Competition, cooperation, and local governance / Mildred E. Warner --
Religion / Leland Glenna --
Promoting educational achievement: a partnership of families, schools, and communities / Lionel J. Beaulieu [and others] --
Rural health policy / Lois Wright Morton --
PART IV: PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT: TOUGH TRADEOFFS IN AN ERA WITH VANISHING BUFFERS --
Transforming rural America: the challenges of land use change in the twenty-first century / Douglas B. Jackson-Smith --
Community and resource extraction in rural America / Lynn England, Ralph B. Brown --
Fur, fins, and feathers: whose home is it anyway? / Steven E. Daniels, Joan M. Brehm --
PART V: CHANGING NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL POLICIES: NEW UNCERTAINTIES AND NEW CHALLENGES --
What role can community play in local economic development? / Gary Paul Green --
Devolution: who is responsible for rural America? / Jeffrey S. Sharp, Domenico M. Parisi --
Welfare reform in rural areas: a voyage through uncharted waters / Julie N. Zimmerman, Thomas A. Hirschl --
The impact of global economic practices on American farming / Philip McMichael --
Catalytic community development: a theory of practice for changing rural society / Kenneth E. Pigg, Ted K. Bradshaw.
Series Title: Rural studies series.; Rural studies series (University Park, Pa.)
Responsibility: edited by David L. Brown and Louis E. Swanson with assistance from Alan W. Barton.
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The 20th century was one of profound transformation in rural America, when demographic shifts and economic restructuring dramatically altered the lives of rural people and their communities. This  Read more...

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"Brown and Swanson (both former presidents of the Rural Sociological Society) present one of the finest overviews available of sociological issues facing the rural US today."-E. J. Krieg, Choice Read more...

 
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