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Singlewide: Chasing the American Dream in a Rural Trailer Park

Sonya Salamon and Katherine MacTavish

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501713217
eISBN:
9781501709685
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713217.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

When a rural family of modest means buys a new or used mobile home, unless cash is paid up-front, they become entangled with the highly profitable mobile home industrial complex, made up of home ... More


Rural France in the 1840s

PETER McPHEE

in The Politics of Rural Life: Political Mobilization in the French Countryside 1846-1852

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202257
eISBN:
9780191675249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202257.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the structure and composition of rural France in the 1840s. It particularly tackles the distinguishing identities that set each of the towns in rural France from each other. ... More


Space in Modern Egyptian Fiction

Yasmine Ramadan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474427647
eISBN:
9781474476775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427647.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

In 1960s Egypt a group of writers exploded onto the literary scene, transforming the aesthetic landscape. Space in Modern Egyptian Fiction argues that this literary generation presents a marked shift ... More


The Long Road to Social Security: Assessing the Implementation of National Social Security Initiatives for the Working Poor in India

K.P. Kannan and Jan Breman (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090311
eISBN:
9780199082490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090311.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In 2004, the first United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government of India created a National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector (NCEUS) to review the country’s informal economy in ... More


Water in Kentucky: Natural History, Communities, and Conservation

Brian D. Lee, Daniel I. Carey, and Alice L. Jones (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813168685
eISBN:
9780813169941
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168685.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Kentucky is regarded as one of the most ecologically diverse states in the nation, home to sprawling Appalachian forests, rolling green meadows, and the longest cave system in the world. None of ... More


Rural and Urban Income Inequality and Poverty: Does Convergence between Sectors Offset Divergence within Them?

Robert Eastwood and Michael Lipton

in Inequality Growth and Poverty in an Era of Liberalization and Globalization

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199271412
eISBN:
9780191601255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271410.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Explores recent trends in developing and transitional economies in rural–urban, rural, and urban inequality of income and poverty risk, and the offsetting trends in inequality hypothesis (OTI), which ... More


Takin’ It to the Courts: Legal Services, the UFW, and the Battle for the Worst Jobs in the World

Cindy Hahamovitch

in No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691102689
eISBN:
9781400840021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691102689.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details the conflict between domestic workers and guestworkers as the United Farm Workers of America (UFW), with the Florida Rural Legal Services, became involved in a struggle for “the ... More


Implementation of the Act

Alok Kumar and Sushanta K. Chatterjee

in Electricity Sector in India: Policy and Regulation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198082279
eISBN:
9780199082063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082279.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter deals with broad aspects related to the implementation of the Electricity Act, 2003. It covers the various policies, namely, National Electricity Policy, Tariff Policy, and Rural ... More


Going, Going, Gone! The Four Wastelands Auction Policy

Peter Ho

in Institutions in Transition: Land Ownership, Property Rights and Social Conflict in China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199280698
eISBN:
9780191602528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019928069X.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Deals with wasteland and related policies. In order to exploit wasteland resources, the central government launched the so-called Four Wastelands Auction Policy. This policy was hailed as a ... More


Tracing China: A Forty-Year Ethnographic Journey

Helen F. Siu

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888083732
eISBN:
9789888313396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083732.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Tracing China’s journey began from exploring rural revolution and reconstitutions of community in South China. Spanning decades of rural-urban divide, it finally uncovers China’s global reach and ... More


Regulation of Domestic and Livelihood Water

Philippe Cullet

in Water Law, Poverty, and Development: Water Sector Reforms in India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199546237
eISBN:
9780191705519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546237.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter examines law and policy reforms concerning drinking water. It emphasizes drinking water over other law reforms considered in Chapter 4 because of the direct link with the realization of ... More


Three Case Studies

Sabina Alkire

in Valuing Freedoms: Sen's Capability Approach and Poverty Reduction

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199245796
eISBN:
9780191600838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245797.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The sixth and seventh chapters that make up Part II of the book consist of one practical and much narrower application of the capability approach, namely, a discussion of how economic analysis ... More


The Farmworker Movement in the Post-Bracero Era

Lori A. Flores

in Grounds For Dreaming: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the California Farmworker Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300196962
eISBN:
9780300216387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196962.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the farmworker movement in the Salinas Valley after the termination of the Bracero Program. It first considers the rise of Cesar Chavez and his United Farm Workers Organizing ... More


Alternative countrysides: Anthropological approaches to rural Western Europe today

Jeremy MacClancy (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719096846
eISBN:
9781526103925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096846.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

In the last three decades the anthropology of Western Europe has become almost exclusively an anthropology of urban life. The anthropology of rural life in Western Europe has been progressively ... More


The Logic of Compromise in Mexico: How the Countryside Was Key to the Emergence of Authoritarianism

Gladys I. McCormick

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469628943
eISBN:
9781469627762
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628943.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Under the helm of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), Mexico witnessed one-party rule for almost eight decades, making it one of the most successful cases of authoritarianism in ... More


"Labour, state and society in rural India": A class-relational approach

Jonathan Pattenden

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719089145
eISBN:
9781526109583
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089145.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Intended for researchers, students, policymakers and practitioners, this book draws on detailed longitudinal fieldwork in rural south India to analyse the conditions of the rural poor and their ... More


The Emergence of a Landlord Consciousness, 1860–1880

Roy Hora

in The Landowners of the Argentine Pampas: A Social and Political History 1860–1945

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208846
eISBN:
9780191678158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208846.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

During the 1850s and 1860s, the Argentine pampas moved towards a capitalist organization of production based on the rapid expansion of sheep breeding. Argentina's primitive livestock raising culture ... More


The Landowners' Entry Into Politics, 1890–1912

Roy Hora

in The Landowners of the Argentine Pampas: A Social and Political History 1860–1945

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208846
eISBN:
9780191678158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208846.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

During the 1880s, the estancieros had been almost united in their political views: whatever their personal feelings towards the Partido Autonomista Nacional government, they all realized that ... More


Conclusion: Landowners in Perspective

Roy Hora

in The Landowners of the Argentine Pampas: A Social and Political History 1860–1945

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208846
eISBN:
9780191678158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208846.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

After mid-century, the Argentine pampas changed decisively, moving towards a capitalist organization of production based on the expansion of the pastoral economy. The acceleration of capitalist ... More


Resigned Activism: Living with Pollution in Rural China

Anna Lora-Wainwright

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036320
eISBN:
9780262341097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036320.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Pollution is one of the most pressing issues facing contemporary China and among the most prominent causes for unrest. Much of industry and mining takes place in rural areas, yet we know little about ... More


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