Rural Communities: Legacy and Change / Edition 4

Rural Communities: Legacy and Change / Edition 4

by Cornelia Butler Flora, Jan L Flora
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813345057

ISBN-13: 9780813345055

Pub. Date: 07/31/2012

Publisher: Westview Press

Rural Communities: Legacy and Change examines the diversity of rural America: its unique communities, histories, and social issues. It also considers how rural communities use their increasing connectedness to creatively address modern challenges in the face of increasing globalization and climate change. Focusing on various capitals in rural

Overview

Rural Communities: Legacy and Change examines the diversity of rural America: its unique communities, histories, and social issues. It also considers how rural communities use their increasing connectedness to creatively address modern challenges in the face of increasing globalization and climate change. Focusing on various capitals in rural areas—natural, cultural, human, social, political, financial, and built—this book provides students with an essential framework for understanding rural society based on the concepts of social science.
 
The fourth edition of Rural Communities covers vital issues such as: racial and cultural diversity in rural areas; globalization and increasing tensions over international immigration; the impact of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; the central role of communities in organizing a sustainable future; and building community in the context of ubiquitous change. Chapter opening vignettes present real people and communities, illustrating the application of concepts. Updated with 2010 Census data, the fourth edition features new coverage of local food movements, climate change, the impacts of the global financial crisis, and updates on immigration as it relates to rural societies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813345055
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
07/31/2012
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Components of Rural Community: Community Capitals
1. Community Capitals and the Rural Landscape
2. Natural Capital
3. Cultural Capital and Legacy
4. Human Capital
5. Social Capital and Community
6. Political Capital
7. Financial Capital
8. Built Capital

Part II: The Transformation of Community Capitals in a Changing World
9. Consumption in Rural America
10 The Global Economy
11 Governance

Part III: Mobilizing Community Capitals for Social Change
12. Generating Social Change

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