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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


Prudence as Obstinate Resistance to Pressure: Marriage in Nineteenth-Century Rural Eastern Belgium

Michel Oris, George Alter, and Paul Servais

in Similarity in Difference: Marriage in Europe and Asia, 1700-1900

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027946
eISBN:
9780262325837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027946.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The nineteenth century challenged the adaptive capacities of rural population in eastern Belgium. Families succeeded in maintaining local cultures and ways of life by imposing strict controls on ... More


Men as Trees Walking: Theodore Roosevelt and the Conservation of the Race

Laura L. Lovett

in Conceiving the Future: Pronatalism, Reproduction, and the Family in the United States, 1890-1938

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831076
eISBN:
9781469604725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807868102_lovett.8
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter focuses on Theodore Roosevelt and his campaign for country life and the conservation of race. It examines Roosevelt's articulation of his case for conservation and country life by ... More


The Political Economy of Sex: Edward A. Ross and Race Suicide

Laura L. Lovett

in Conceiving the Future: Pronatalism, Reproduction, and the Family in the United States, 1890-1938

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831076
eISBN:
9781469604725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807868102_lovett.7
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter focuses on economist and sociologist Edward Alsworth Ross, and his sociological theory of race suicide and social control. It examines the main ideas of Ross's theory, particularly his ... More


Marriage

Caitriona Clear

in Social Change and Everyday Life in Ireland, 1850-1922

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074370
eISBN:
9781781700693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074370.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

When marriage took place, economics was important to all social levels. Strength and ability to work were highly prized among all working people, farmers included; it ensured survival, and cemented ... More


American Pronatalism

Laura L. Lovett

in Conceiving the Future: Pronatalism, Reproduction, and the Family in the United States, 1890-1938

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831076
eISBN:
9781469604725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807868102_lovett.10
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

From Mary Elizabeth Lease's maternalist agenda and George H. Maxwell's homecroft movement, to Edward Alsworth Ross's sociological theory of race suicide and social control, Florence Sherbon's ... More


Mobility, Kinship and Commerce in the Alps, 1500–1800

Laurence Fontaine and David Siddle

in Migration, Mobility and Modernization

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238836
eISBN:
9781846313578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313578.003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter, which explores the dynamics of pre-industrial economies in the Alps, examines probate inventories and dowry settlements, and family and business archives of the rural families in Savoy ... More


The Prodigal Children Return to the Countryside

Aaron Ansell

in Zero Hunger: Political Culture and Antipoverty Policy in Northeast Brazil

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469613970
eISBN:
9781469613994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469613970.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on Zero Hunger’s frontline officials in Piauí State, the “street-level bureaucrats” who shaped the actual contours of state policy at the very site where it contacted the ... More


Lost and Found: The "Missing Girls" in Rural China

John James Kennedy and Yaojiang Shi

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190917425
eISBN:
9780190917463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190917425.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

Between 1979 and 2010 local leaders and rural families across China concealed the existence of millions of girls from government officials and the national census. The single child policy (1979–2015) ... More


Gross-Süssen: The Lang Families, 1902–37

Gilya Gerda Schmidt

in Süssen Is Now Free of Jews: World War II, the Holocaust, and Rural Judaism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823243297
eISBN:
9780823243334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243297.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1902, Jakob Lang, originally form Ernsbach, District Oehringen, settled in the picturesque village of Gross-Süssen, to trade in French horses and cattle. He married and raised a family in ... More


Intimate Hierarchy and Its Counters

Aaron Ansell

in Zero Hunger: Political Culture and Antipoverty Policy in Northeast Brazil

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469613970
eISBN:
9781469613994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469613970.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the vertical exchanges through which relatively wealthy municipal politicians provide poor people with material resources in exchange for their political support. Reciprocal ... More


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