Rural Communities Legacy and Change

ISBN-10: 0813345057
ISBN-13: 9780813345055
Edition: 4th 2013
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List price: $45.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 7/31/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

 Rural Communities: Legacy and Changeexamines 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. Rural Communitiescovers 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. Updates to the fourth edition include new coverage of local food movements, climate change, and the impacts of the global financial crisis.

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

List of Illustrations
Preface to the Fourth Edition
Components of Rural Community Community Capitals
Community Capitals and the Rural Landscape
The Rural Landscape
Defining Rural
Defining Community
Rural Communities and Change
Market, State, and Civil Society
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
Community Choices
Federal, State, and Local Roles: Making Linkages
Motivation to Act
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
References
The Transformation of Community Capitals in a Changing World
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
The Global Economy
Altering Globalization: The Growing Importance of Financial Capital
Rural Linkages to a World Economy
Opportunities and Risks: Rural Areas in the Global Economy
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
Mobilizing Community Capitals for Social Change
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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