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Challenges for rural America in the twenty-first century

Brown, David L. (David Louis), 1945- (Added Author). Swanson, Louis E. (Added Author). Barton, Alan W. (Added Author). Rural Sociological Society. (Added Author).

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  • OCLC: ocm74851271
  • Publisher Number: MWT11621560
  • ISBN: 9780271022420
  • ISBN: 0271022426
  • ISBN: 9780271022413
  • ISBN: 0271022418
  • ISBN: 0271073462
  • ISBN: 9780271073460
  • ISBN: 9780271031439
  • ISBN: 0271031433
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (ix, 513 pages) : illustrations.
  • Publisher: University Park : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2003.

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Note: "Sponsored by the Rural Sociological Society"--Page 4 of cover.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-472) and index.
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.
References: ATS Syllabus James Thobaben CS 637
Summary: 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" co-edited by presidents of the Rural Sociological Society and published in the Society's Rural Studies Series. Essays have been specially commissioned to examine key aspects of public policy relevant to rural America in the new century. Contributors include: Lionel Beaulieu, Alessandro Bonnano, David Brown, Ralph Brown, Frederick Buttel, Ted Bradshaw, Douglas Constance, Steve Daniels, Lynn England, William Falk, Cornelia Flora, Jan Flora, Glenn Fuguitt, Nina Glasgow, Leland Glenna, Angela Gonzales, Gary Green, Rosalind Harris, Tom Hirschl, Douglas Jackson-Smith, Leif Jensen, Ken Johnson, Richard Krannich, Daniel Lichter, Linda Lobao, Al Luloff, Tom Lyson, Kate MacTavish, David McGranahan, Diane McLaughlin, Philip McMichael, Lois Wright Morton, Domenico Parisi, Peggy Petrzelka, Kenneth Pigg, Rogelio Saenz, Sonya Salamon, Jeff Sharp, Curtis Stofferahn, Louis Swanson, Ann Tickameyer, Leanne Tigges, Cruz Torres, Mildred Warner, Ronald Wimberley, Dreamal Worthen, and Julie Zimmerman.
Subject: United States -- Rural conditions
Sociology, Rural -- United States
Rural development -- United States

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