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"Keeping with the tradition of the two earlier volumes (Dillman and Hobbs, 1982 and Christensen and Flora, 1991), this book is a must-read for those who want or need to understand the dynamics of rural America."-Paul Lasley, Iowa State University "Brown and Swanson (both former presidents of the Rural Sociological Society) present one of the finest overviews available of sociological issues facing the rural US today."-E. J. Krieg, Choice
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David L. Brown is Professor of Rural Sociology at Cornell University and former President of the Rural Sociological Society. Louis Swanson is Professor of Sociology at Colorado State University and former President of the Rural Sociological Society.
Contents List of Tables List of Figures Acknowledgments Introduction: Rural America Enters the New Millennium David L. Brown and Louis E. Swanson Part I: Who Lives in Rural America Today? New Directions in Population Change and Diversity 1. Unpredictable Directions of Rural Population Growth and Migration Kenneth M. Johnson 2. African Americans in Rural America Rosalind P. Harris and Dreamal Worthen 3. American Indians: Their Contemporary Reality and Future Trajectory Angela A. Gonzales 4. Latinos in Rural America Rogelio Saenz and Cruz C. Torres Reshuffling and Remaking Rural Families 5. What Do Rural Families Look Like Today? Katherine MacTavish and Sonya Salamon 6. Older Rural Families Nina Glasgow 7. Rural Children and Youth at Risk Daniel T. Lichter, Vincent J. Roscigno, and Dennis J. Condron 8. Rural Women: New Roles for the New Century? Ann R. Tickamyer and Debra A. Henderson 9. Rural Poverty: The Persisting Challenge Leif Jensen, Diane K. McLaughlin, and Tim Slack Part II: A Transformed Rural Economy 10. How People Make a Living in Rural America David A. McGranahan 11. Who Benefits from Economic Restructuring? Lessons From the Past, Challenges for the Future William W. Falk and Linda M. Lobao 12. Commuting: A Good Job Nearby? Leanne M. Tigges and Glenn V. Fuguitt 13. Continuities and Disjunctures in the Transformation of the U.S. Agro-Food System Frederick H. Buttel 14. Tourism and Natural Amenity Development: Real Opportunities? Richard S. Krannich and Peggy Petrzelka Part III: The Rural Community: Is It Local? Is It a Community? Perspectives on Community 15. Community Agency and Local Development A. E. Luloff and Jeffrey C. Bridger 16. Social Capital Cornelia Butler Flora and Jan L. Flora 17. Civil Society, Civic Communities, and Rural Development Thomas A. Lyson and Charles M. Tolbert The Social Institutions That Maintain and Reproduce Community 18. The Global/Local Interface Alessandro Bonanno and Douglas H. Constance 19. Competition, Cooperation, and Local Governance Mildred E. Warner 20. Religion Leland Glenna 21. Promoting Educational Achievement: A Partnership of Families, Schools, and Communities Lionel J. Beaulieu, Glenn D. Israel, and Ronald C. Wimberley 22. Rural Health Policy Lois Wright Morton Part IV: People and the Environment: Tough Tradeoffs in an Era with Vanishing Buffers 23. Transforming Rural America: The Challenges of Land Use Change in the Twenty-First Century Douglas B. Jackson-Smith 24. Community and Resource Extraction in Rural America Lynn England and Ralph B. Brown 25. Fur, Fins, and Feathers: Whose Home Is It Anyway? Steven E. Daniels and Joan M. Brehm Part V: Changing National and International Policies: New Uncertainties and New Challenges 26. What Role Can Community Play in Local Economic Development? Gary Paul Green 27. Devolution: Who Is Responsible for Rural America? Jeffrey S. Sharp and Domenico M. Parisi 28. Welfare Reform in Rural Areas: A Voyage through Uncharted Waters Julie N. Zimmerman and Thomas A. Hirschl 29. The Impact of Global Economic Practices on American Farming Philip McMichael 30. Catalytic Community Development: A Theory of Practice for Changing Rural Society Kenneth E. Pigg and Ted K. Bradshaw Conclusion: Challenges Become Opportunities: Trends and Policies Shaping the Future Louis E. Swanson and David L. Brown References Contributors Index