Consumers in the Country: Technology and Social Change in Rural America / Edition 1

Consumers in the Country: Technology and Social Change in Rural America / Edition 1

by Ronald R. Kline
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801871158

ISBN-13: 9780801871153

Pub. Date: 09/10/2002

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

From 1900 to 1960, the introduction and development of four so-called urbanizing technologies–the telephone, automobile, radio, and electric light and power–transformed the rural United States. But did these new technologies revolutionize rural life in the ways modernizers predicted? And how exactly–and with what levels of resistance and

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From 1900 to 1960, the introduction and development of four so-called urbanizing technologies–the telephone, automobile, radio, and electric light and power–transformed the rural United States. But did these new technologies revolutionize rural life in the ways modernizers predicted? And how exactly–and with what levels of resistance and acceptance–did this change take place? In Consumers in the Country Ronald R. Kline, avoiding the trap of technological determinism, explores the changing relationships among the Country Life professionals, government agencies, sales people, and others who promoted these technologies and the farm families who largely succeeded in adapting them to rural culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801871153
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
09/10/2002
Series:
Revisiting Rural America
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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