Against All Odds: Rural Community in the Information Age by John C AllenAgainst All Odds: Rural Community in the Information Age by John C Allen

Against All Odds: Rural Community in the Information Age

byJohn C Allen, Don A Dillman

Paperback | September 1, 1994

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The authors' model orients this community in the vortex of contemporary forces, pointing up, for example, the need for face-to-face interaction among residents versus the larger society's demand for electronic communication. With increasing conflicts between the culture of rural communities and that of the ?outside world? occurring, small towns all over the United States are losing their businesses, their doctors, and their sense of community. Yet the town described in this study is thriving.Against All Odds identifies pride, determination, and a sense of belonging that must be nurtured?and the local organization that binds all of these factors together?in order to keep a small town alive in the face of powerful disruptive forces. Not since Vidich and Bensman's landmark Small Town in Mass Society has such a thoughful examination of a contemporary rural community been available.
John C. Allen is assistant professor of rural sociology at the University of Nebraska. Don A. Dillman is professor of sociology, a rural sociologist, and director of the Social and Economic Sciences Research Center at Washington State University. John C. Allen is assistant professor of rural sociology at the University of Nebraska. Don...
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Title:Against All Odds: Rural Community in the Information AgeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.59 inPublished:September 1, 1994Publisher:Taylor and Francis

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ISBN - 10:0813388422

ISBN - 13:9780813388427

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