Rural Communities Legacy and Change

ISBN-10: 0813343771
ISBN-13: 9780813343778
Edition: 3rd 2008 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $47.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 12/25/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Communities in rural America are a complex mixture of peoples and cultures struggling for survival by implementing innovative approaches to their problems. These people range from miners who have been laid off in West Virginia to Laotian immigrants relocating in Kansas to work at a beef processing plant to entrepreneurs drawing up plans for a world-class ski resort in California's Sierra Nevada.

  Cornelia Butler Florais professor of sociology at Iowa State University.   Jan L. Florais professor of sociology at Iowa State University.

Tables and Illustrations
Preface
Components of Rural Community: Community Capitals
The Rural Landscape and the Importance of Place
Defining Rural
Defining Community
Rural Communities and Change
About This Book
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
References
Natural Capital
Land Use
Water Concerns
Importance of Biodiversity
Climate Change
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
References
Cultural Capital and Legacy
What Is Legacy?
Conflicting Cultural Capitals and Cultural Domination
Social Class, Stratification, and Domination
Legacy and the Family
Transmitting Legacy through the Community
Impact of Gender, Race, and Ethnicity
Inequality: Whose Legacy?
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
References
Human Capital
What Is Human Capital?
Human Capital as Labor Force
Building Human Capital
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
References
Social Capital and Community
What Is Social Capital?
Bonding and Bridging Social Capital: Homogeneity or Inclusion?
Entrepreneurial Social Infrastructure
Conclusions
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
References
Political Capital
Political Capital
Power and Economic Interests
Power Structure and Community Change
Understanding Power Structure and Increasing the Political Capital of Excluded Groups
Who Gains?
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
References
Financial Capital
The Concept of Financial Capital
Financial Capital and Community Needs
Sources of Capital
The Changing Rules of Financial Capital
Business Financial Capital and Community
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
References
Built Capital
Defining Built Capital
Public Versus Private Provision of Built Capital
Public Choices: Water Systems
Private Choices: Solid Waste
Federal Role: Making Linkages
Motivation to Act
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
References
The Transformation of Community Capitals in a Changing World
The Global Economy
Rural Linkages to a World Economy
Altering Globalization: The Growing Importance of Financial Capital
Impact on Rural Areas
Opportunities and Risks: Rural Areas in the Global Economy
Beat 'Em or Join 'Em?
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
References
Consumption in Rural America
Why Is Consumption Important?
Consolidation
Changes in the Labor Force
Targeted Advertising and Segmented Markets
Impacts of Increased Consumption
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
References
Governance
What Is Governance?
Organization and Functions of Local Governments
Challenges Faced by Local Governments
Providing Public Services: An Example of Collaboration
Sustained Citizen Engagement
Leveraging Regional Resources
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
References
Generating Community Change
Community and Development
Models of Community Development
Factors in Effective Change
Approaches to Economic Development
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
References
Appendix
Index

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