Appalachia in an International Context: Cross-National Comparisons of Developing Regions

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The study of diverse yet comparable regions uncovers structural similarities that override the defective culture theory of developing regions as well as the belief that they are unique ecological phenomena. This collected work establishes Appalachia as a case study for a coherent cross-national perspective. Written by authorities on the social and economic problems of these regions, this work should assist in alleviating some of the most striking misconceptions about regional development.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275948351
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/30/1994
  • Pages: 256
  • Lexile: 1400L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.31 (w) x 9.52 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

PHILLIP J. OBERMILLER is an associate of the Appalachian Center at the University of Kentucky.

WILLIAM W. PHILLIBER is Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York College at New Paltz.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Appalachia and the Study of Regionalism
1 The Future of the Welfare State: The Case of Appalachia 1
2 Place for Sale: Repopulation and Change in an Appalachian and a Highland Scottish Community 29
3 The Reconstruction of Wales and Appalachia: Development and Regional Identity 45
4 The British Coalminers' Strike, 1984-1985: Class and Regional Inequality in Post-industrial Economies 67
5 Local Development Activities in Newfoundland and Central Appalachia 91
6 Regional Resurgence: The Case of Industrial Catalonia in Spain 111
7 Mountain Foragers in Southeast Asia and Appalachia: Cross-cultural Perspectives on the "Mountain Man" Stereotype 131
8 Gender Roles as Reflected in Adolescents' Expressed Values and Attitudes: An Eastern Kentucky/Kenya Comparison 141
9 From the Mountains to the Maquiladoras: A Case Study of Capital Flight and Its Impact on Workers 165
10 From the Apennines to the Appalachians: Regional Development in Italy and the U.S. 177
11 Poor Regions, Poor Theory: Toward Improved Understanding of Regional Inequality 187
References 209
Index 229
About the Contributors 239
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