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A great place to raise kids : interpretation, science, and the urban-rural debate

Author: Kieran Martin Bonner
Publisher: Montreal [Que.] : McGIll-Queen's University Press, 1997.
Series: CEL - Canadian Publishers Collection.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Popular wisdom and many rural centres make the claim that the country is a great place to raise kids. But is it? Kieran Bonner explores this question by examining the epistemological, political, and ethical issues involved in the claim." "Bonner analyses historical contributions to the urban-rural debate by Karl Marx, Ferdinand Tonnies, Max Weber, Georg Simmel, Louis Wirth, and Robert Redfield, as well as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bonner, Kieran, 1951-
Great place to raise kids.
Montreal ; Buffalo : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1997
(DLC) 98157183
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kieran Martin Bonner
ISBN: 9780773566613 0773566619 1282854518 9781282854512 9786612854514 6612854510
OCLC Number: 144084046
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 241 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction: Parenting, the Urban-Rural Debate, and the Logic of Social Inquiry --
PART ONE: THE URBAN-RURAL DEBATE IN SOCIOLOGICAL LITERATURE --
1 The Problem of Otherness in Modernity: Sociology and the Development of the Urban-Rural Debate --
2 The Urban-Rural Debate and the Hegemony of the Scientific Paradigm in Sociology --
3 The Conceptual Predicament of the Urban-Rural Debate in Sociology --
PART TWO: THE EXPERIENCE OF PARENTS REGARDING SAFETY: AN EVALUATION OF SCIENTIFIC AND INTERPRETIVE METHODOLOGY 4 It's Better Because It's Safer: Knowledge by Discovery and Knowledge by Interpretation5 Hope, Fear, and Safety: A Problem for Parents and a Problem for Understanding --
PART THREE: THE PRAIRIE EDGE SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM OF ANXIOUS PARENTING --
6 Parenting in Prairie Edge: A Rurban Experience --
7 Smallness, High Visibility, and the Parental Life-World --
8 Whose Side Does the Research Take --
the Community of Scholars, the Research Subjects, or the Phenomenon Itself? --
PART FOUR: POSTMODERNISM, FINITUDE, AND THE PROBLEM OF COMMUNITY 9 Postmodernism and the Consumer Relation to Place10 Understanding the Whole and One's Place in It: The Panopticon, the Polis and Radical Interpretive Sociology --
Epilogue --
Appendix: The Radical Interpretive Research Approach to the Question of Rural Merit --
Notes --
Bibliography --
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Series Title: CEL - Canadian Publishers Collection.
Responsibility: Kieran Bonner.
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