This book examines the process of rural community development and transition—exploring the ways in which history, culture, and policies limit change as well as the extent to which local community resources can mobilize to support efforts for community change.

part Part 1|75 pages

Describing Rural Communities

chapter 1|18 pages

The Rural Landscape

chapter 2|24 pages

Economy and Community

chapter 3|18 pages

Community and Culture

chapter 4|13 pages

Legacy and Social Class

part Part 2|50 pages

Community and the Economy

chapter 5|14 pages

Capital and Community

chapter 6|18 pages

The Global Economy

chapter 7|7 pages

Consumption in Rural America

part Part 3|50 pages

Mediating Change: Community Infrastructure

chapter 8|26 pages

The Character of Rural Governments

chapter 9|10 pages

Economic Infrastructure

chapter 10|12 pages

Social Infrastructure

part Part 4|41 pages

Community Power and Grassroots Change

chapter 11|10 pages

Power in Communities

chapter 12|17 pages

Special Needs

chapter 13|11 pages

Generating Community Change