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Recovering from the Great Depression

Robert Wuthnow

in Remaking the Heartland: Middle America since the 1950s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146119
eISBN:
9781400836246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146119.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines how the Middle West recovered from the ill effects of the Great Depression. The Great Depression was something Americans hoped they would never experience again. In the rural ... More


Were People Traditionally Conservationists?

Jean‐Marie Baland and Jean‐Philippe Platteau

in Halting Degradation of Natural Resources: Is There a Role for Rural Communities?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198290612
eISBN:
9780191601613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198290616.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter analyses resource management by traditional rural communities. It argues that traditional rural communities are not inherently conservationists despite their ability to perceive and ... More


Here in the Middle

Robert Wuthnow

in Remaking the Heartland: Middle America since the 1950s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146119
eISBN:
9781400836246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146119.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter reflects on the idea of an American heartland now beset with problems and how it intertwines with nostalgic visions of a better past. Both perceptions play well to the insiders who live ... More


Community Norms and Embeddedness: A Game‐Theoretic Approach

Masahiko Aoki

in Communities and Markets in Economic Development

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199241019
eISBN:
9780191601217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241015.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, South and East Asia

This chapter presents a basic analytical logic of community-mechanisms from a game-theoric perspective. It formulates the basic structure of an economic domain in game form, and distinguishes between ... More


Rural community development and governance

Graham Gardner

in New Labour's countryside: Rural policy in Britain since 1997

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349323
eISBN:
9781447302858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349323.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines rural governance and community development in Great Britain under the Labour government. It argues that New Labour's concern with making rural communities more active in their ... More


Governors National Democrats of the Future?

Roderic Ai Camp

in The Metamorphosis of Leadership in a Democratic Mexico

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199742851
eISBN:
9780199866298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742851.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The most important conclusion that can be reached about governors and prominent politicians who also were governors is that they have contributed significantly to diversifying the composition of ... More


Our Only Hope

Mara Casey Tieken

in Why Rural Schools Matter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618487
eISBN:
9781469618500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618487.003.0008
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter explains the fears and costs of losing a rural institution to the state. In the cases of Delight and Earle, the state seems to be misreading these rural communities, pressuring them with ... More


Contexts of practice

Richard Pugh and Brian Cheers

in Rural social work: International perspectives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347213
eISBN:
9781447303305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347213.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter reviews five dimensions that can be used to understand and analyse the diverse contexts in which rural social work is conducted: geography, demography (ethnicity and diversity, age ... More


The Rural School Problem and the Complexities of National Reform

in School, Society, & State: A New Education to Govern Modern America, 1890 – 1940

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226772097
eISBN:
9780226772127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226772127.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The second decade of the twentieth century witnessed the rise of a nationwide movement for rural school reform in America that began as a sporadic set of critiques of rural schools and concerns about ... More


Why Rural Schools Matter

Mara Casey Tieken

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618487
eISBN:
9781469618500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618487.001.0001
Subject:
Education, History of Education

From headlines to documentaries, urban schools are at the center of current education debates. But from these accounts, one would never know that 56 million Americans live in rural communities and ... More


Chapter 5 Chapter 5 Rural Camera Work: Women and/in Photography

Janet Galligani Casey

in A New Heartland: Women, Modernity, and the Agrarian Ideal in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195338959
eISBN:
9780199867103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338959.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter extends women’s engagement with rurality and modernity into the visual arena, discussing how women photographers performed and sustained their own modernness by photographing a ... More


Revisiting rural ageing

Norah Keating

in Rural ageing: A good place to grow old?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349019
eISBN:
9781447303299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349019.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter explores the main sets of findings on rural places and beliefs, the processes of ageing and on the ‘best fit’ between these places, processes and the contexts in which rural people grow ... More


Historical Background: Tuba City and Shiprock

Eric Henderson

in Drinking, Conduct Disorder, and Social Change: Navajo Experiences

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195136159
eISBN:
9780199863921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136159.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes the areas on the eastern and western ends of the Navajo Reservation where the study was carried out. Although most Navajos still live in dispersed rural reservation ... More


Policing policy and policy policing: directions in rural policing under New Labour

Richard Yarwood

in New Labour's countryside: Rural policy in Britain since 1997

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349323
eISBN:
9781447302858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349323.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter discusses policies for crime and policing in rural areas in Great Britain under the Labour government. It examines some of the contexts behind changes to Labour's policing policies and ... More


Narrative of a Rural Child Welfare Professional

Wendy Haight, Teresa Ostler, James Black, and Linda Kingery

in Helping Children of Rural, Methamphetamine-Involved Families: The Case of Rural Illinois

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195326055
eISBN:
9780199864461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326055.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Communities and Organizations

This chapter provides a portrait of the impact of parental methamphetamine misuse, as seen through the eyes of a child welfare professional with over twenty-five years experience working with ... More


The social dynamics of small communities

Richard Pugh and Brian Cheers

in Rural social work: International perspectives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347213
eISBN:
9781447303305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347213.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The social dynamics of life in small communities impact upon people's lives, their problems, and their understandings of their difficulties, as well as their views about how these might be best ... More


Dynamics of Small-Town Change

Sonya Salamon

in Newcomers to Old Towns: Suburbanization of the Heartland

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226734125
eISBN:
9780226734118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226734118.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the dynamics of small town-change in the U.S. and analyzes how and why rural places are transformed. It describes rural communities as being characterized by tension between ... More


A critical human ecology perspective on rural ageing

Norah Keating and Judith Phillips

in Rural ageing: A good place to grow old?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349019
eISBN:
9781447303299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349019.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter describes the human ecology lens that challenges the different assumptions on growing older in rural areas. This lens is considered as an important element of this book, and is used to ... More


Postscript: Terling Revisited

Keith Wrightson and David Lavine

in Poverty and Piety in an English Village: Terling, 1525–1700

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203216
eISBN:
9780191675799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203216.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This book was first completed in October 1977. This postscript provides a reappraisal of some of the arguments advanced since then in the light of the discussion that they have subsequently provoked. ... More


The experience of other minorities

Richard Pugh and Brian Cheers

in Rural social work: International perspectives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347213
eISBN:
9781447303305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347213.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter examines how the processes of discrimination and differentiation may operate in rural communities. It then identifies some of the minority groups who may be found in rural areas and ... More


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