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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 Flora is Charles F. Curtis Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University. Jan L. Flora is an extension sociologist and professor of sociology at Iowa State University.
Table of Contents
|List of Illustrations||p. vii|
|Preface to the Fourth Edition||p. ix|
|Components of Rural Community Community Capitals|
|Community Capitals and the Rural Landscape||p. 1|
|The Rural Landscape||p. 1|
|Defining Rural||p. 4|
|Defining Community||p. 8|
|Rural Communities and Change||p. 13|
|Market, State, and Civil Society||p. 14|
|About This Book||p. 21|
|Chapter Summary||p. 24|
|Key Terms||p. 25|
|Natural Capital||p. 27|
|Land Use||p. 29|
|Water Concerns||p. 34|
|Importance of Biodiversity||p. 44|
|Climate Change||p. 46|
|Chapter Summary||p. 49|
|Key Terms||p. 50|
|Cultural Capital and Legacy||p. 53|
|What Is Legacy?||p. 55|
|Conflicting Cultural Capitals and Cultural Domination||p. 57|
|Social Class, Stratification, and Domination||p. 60|
|Legacy and the Family||p. 64|
|Transmitting Legacy through the Community||p. 71|
|Impact of Gender, Race, and Ethnicity||p. 74|
|Inequality: Whose Legacy?||p. 78|
|Chapter Summary||p. 79|
|Key Terms||p. 80|
|Human Capital||p. 83|
|What Is Human Capital?||p. 84|
|Human Capital as Labor Force||p. 89|
|Building Human Capital||p. 96|
|Chapter Summary||p. 109|
|Key Terms||p. 110|
|Social Capital and Community||p. 115|
|What Is Social Capital?||p. 118|
|Bonding and Bridging Social Capital: Homogeneity or Inclusion?||p. 125|
|Entrepreneurial Social Infrastructure||p. 132|
|Chapter Summary||p. 139|
|Key Terms||p. 140|
|Political Capital||p. 143|
|Political Capital||p. 144|
|Power and Economic Interests||p. 153|
|Power Structure and Community Change||p. 164|
|Understanding Power Structure and Increasing the Political Capital of Excluded Groups||p. 166|
|Who Gains?||p. 168|
|Chapter Summary||p. 169|
|Key Terms||p. 170|
|Financial Capital||p. 173|
|The Concept of Financial Capital||p. 175|
|Financial Capital and Community Needs||p. 184|
|Sources of Capital||p. 189|
|The Changing Rules of Financial Capital||p. 195|
|Business Financial Capital and Community||p. 198|
|Chapter Summary||p. 205|
|Key Terms||p. 206|
|Built Capital||p. 211|
|Defining Built Capital||p. 212|
|Public Versus Private Provision of Built Capital||p. 217|
|Community Choices||p. 220|
|Federal, State, and Local Roles: Making Linkages||p. 235|
|Motivation to Act||p. 241|
|Chapter Summary||p. 241|
|Key Terms||p. 242|
|The Transformation of Community Capitals in a Changing World|
|Consumption in Rural America||p. 245|
|Why Is Consumption Important?||p. 247|
|Changes in the Labor Force||p. 262|
|Targeted Advertising and Segmented Markets||p. 264|
|Impacts of Increased Consumption||p. 269|
|Chapter Summary||p. 287|
|Key Terms||p. 288|
|The Global Economy||p. 291|
|Altering Globalization: The Growing Importance of Financial Capital||p. 297|
|Rural Linkages to a World Economy||p. 309|
|Opportunities and Risks: Rural Areas in the Global Economy||p. 324|
|Chapter Summary||p. 330|
|Key Terms||p. 332|
|What Is Governance?||p. 339|
|Organization and Functions of Local Governments||p. 341|
|Challenges Faced by Local Governments||p. 344|
|Providing Public Services: An Example of Collaboration||p. 350|
|Sustained Citizen Engagement||p. 353|
|Leveraging Regional Resources||p. 354|
|Chapter Summary||p. 357|
|Key Terms||p. 358|
|Mobilizing Community Capitals for Social Change|
|Generating Community Change||p. 361|
|Community and Development||p. 364|
|Models of Community Development||p. 365|
|Factors in Effective Change||p. 382|
|Approaches to Economic Development||p. 387|
|Chapter Summary||p. 390|
|Key Terms||p. 391|
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