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Provides an historical and contemporary perspective on patterns and processes of social and economic restructuring in American rural communities. Offers important insights into social changes affecting American rural communities over the last half of the C20.
Introduction - an overview of six classic community studies; American rural communities in the 20th century - theoretical and analytical perspectives on community change and persistence; community and social well-being in contemporary El Cerrito; the Old Order Amish community of Lancaster 50 years later; from dustbowl to green circles - a restudy of Haskell County, Kansas; community change in harmony, Georgia; change and persistence - the case of Landaff, New Hampshire; Irwin, Iowa - 50 years of change.
This small volume makes an important contribution to the literature on rural communities.--CHOICE