Forgotten Places: Uneven Development and the Loss of Opportunity in Rural America

Forgotten Places: Uneven Development and the Loss of Opportunity in Rural America

by Thomas A. Lyson
     
 
"In spite of a quarter century of serious effort to eliminate, or at least reduce, rural poverty, pockets of intense poverty still exist. If you want to know why this is so, Forgotten Places will provide many insightful and thought provoking answers."—Gene Summers, author of Technology and Social Change in Rural Areas

"A welcome, readable

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"In spite of a quarter century of serious effort to eliminate, or at least reduce, rural poverty, pockets of intense poverty still exist. If you want to know why this is so, Forgotten Places will provide many insightful and thought provoking answers."—Gene Summers, author of Technology and Social Change in Rural Areas

"A welcome, readable analysis of rural poverty in key regions across the country. A major contribution to rural sociology."—John Gaventa, author of Power and Powerlessness: Quiescence and Rebellion in an Appalachian Valley

Author Biography: Thomas A. Lyson is professor of rural sociology at Cornell University and the author of Two Sides to the Sunbelt: The Growing Divergence between the Rural and Urban South.

William Falk is professor of sociology at the University of Maryland.

Lyson and Falk are coauthors of High Tech, Low Tech: Recent Industrial and Occupational Change in the South.

Editorial Reviews

John Mort
Revealing if depressing scholarly study of rural poverty; in effect, the editors update information about classic pockets of poverty such as Michigan's Upper Peninsula, northern Maine, the "Black Beltway" of the South, certain areas dependent on the timber industry in the Northwest, and the Missouri Ozarks. Though certainly there have been changes since the 1960s, the authors find little improvement in the lot of the poor--the coming of the country-music industry to Branson, Missouri, for example, mostly involves out-of-state people and talent. The local poor take minimum-wage service jobs or are displaced from the area entirely.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700605927
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Series:
Rural America Ser.
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.03(d)

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