Challenges for Rural America in the Twenty-First Century

ISBN-10: 0271022426

ISBN-13: 9780271022420

Edition: 2003

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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
Publication date: 1/9/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 536
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Rural America Enters the New Millennium
Who Lives in Rural America Today?
New Directions in Population Change and Diversity
Unpredictable Directions of Rural Population Growth and Migration
African Americans in Rural America
American Indians: Their Contemporary Reality and Future Trajectory
Latinos in Rural America
Reshuffling and Remaking Rural Families
What Do Rural Families Look Like Today?
Older Rural Families
Rural Children and Youth at Risk
Rural Women: New Roles for the New Century?
Rural Poverty: The Persisting Challenge
A Transformed Rural Economy
How People Make a Living in Rural America
Who Benefits from Economic Restructuring? Lessons From the Past, Challenges for the Future
Commuting: A Good Job Nearby?
Continuities and Disjunctures in the Transformation of the U.S. Agro-Food System
Tourism and Natural Amenity Development: Real Opportunities?
The Rural Community: Is It Local? Is It a Community?
Perspectives on Community
Community Agency and Local Development
Social Capital
Civil Society, Civic Communities, and Rural Development
The Social Institutions That Maintain and Reproduce Community
The Global/Local Interface
Competition, Cooperation, and Local Governance
Religion
Promoting Educational Achievement: A Partnership of Families, Schools, and Communities
Rural Health Policy
People and the Environment: Tough Tradeoffs in an Era with Vanishing Buffers
Transforming Rural America: The Challenges of Land Use Change in the Twenty-First Century
Community and Resource Extraction in Rural America
Fur, Fins, and Feathers: Whose Home Is It Anyway?
Changing National and International Policies: New Uncertainties and New Challenges
What Role Can Community Play in Local Economic Development?
Devolution: Who Is Responsible for Rural America?
Welfare Reform in Rural Areas: A Voyage through Uncharted Waters
The Impact of Global Economic Practices on American Farming
Catalytic Community Development: A Theory of Practice for Changing Rural Society
Conclusion: Challenges Become Opportunities: Trends and Policies Shaping the Future
References
Contributors
Index
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