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Religious Agrarianism and the Return of Place
Religious Agrarianism and the Return of Place (December 2017)
From Values to Practice in Sustainable Agriculture
Todd LeVasseur - Author

Examines religious communities as advocates of environmental stewardship and sustainable agriculture practices.

Writing at the interface of religion and nature theory, US religious history, and environmental ethics, Todd LeVasseur presents the case for the emergence of a nascent “religious agrarianism” within certain subsets of Judaism and Christianity in the United States. Adherents of this movement, who share an e...(Read More)
 
 
Everyday Sustainability
Everyday Sustainability (November 2017)
Gender Justice and Fair Trade Tea in Darjeeling
Debarati Sen - Author

Illuminates the contradictions that emerge within conscious capitalism initiatives that are designed to empower women.

Everyday Sustainability takes readers to ground zero of market-based sustainability initiatives—Darjeeling, India—where Fair Trade ostensibly promises gender justice to minority Nepali women engaged in organic tea production. These women tea farmers and plantation workers have distinct entrepreneurial...(Read More)
 
 
Fabricating an Educational Miracle
Fabricating an Educational Miracle (February 2016)
Compulsory Schooling Meets Ethnic Rural Development in Southwest China
Jinting Wu - Author

2017 AERA Division B Outstanding Book Recognition Award

2017 Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award, presented by the Society of Professors of Education
Illustrates the changing significance of what it means to be educated, rural, and ethnic in Southwest China.

In today’s China, education is translated into both acute social desires and...(Read More)
 
 
Community, Culture, and Economic Development, Second Edition
Community, Culture, and Economic Development, Second Edition (December 2013)
Continuity and Change in Two Small Southern Towns
Meredith Ramsay - Author
Kirkland J. Hall Sr. - Foreword by

Newly updated comparative study of economic development policy, and its relationship with local power structures and cultural and social relations, in two Maryland towns.

Community economic development is conventionally explained using one of two models: a market model that assumes individuals always attempt to maximize their wealth, or a growth model that assumes land use is controlled by real estate developers ...(Read More)
 
 
Food, Farming, and Faith
Food, Farming, and Faith (March 2008)
Gary W. Fick - Author

Using scripture and science, a Christian agricultural scientist presents an ethic of farming that promotes good food and a healthy environment.

Food, Farming, and Faith looks at agricultural sustainability and Christianity. Using scripture and science, Gary W. Fick—a Christian agricultural scientist—demonstrates that faith can inform decisions about creating, managing, even consuming our food. Th...(Read More)
 
 
The Sociology of Spatial Inequality
The Sociology of Spatial Inequality (May 2007)
Linda M. Lobao - Editor
Gregory Hooks - Editor
Ann R. Tickamyer - Editor

2007 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

A sociological look at the role of space in inequality.

Sociologists have too often discounted the role of space in inequality. This book showcases a recent generation of inquiry that attends to poverty, prosperity, and power across a range of territories and their populations within the United States, addressing spatial inequality as a thematically d...(Read More)

 
 
In Gotham's Shadow
In Gotham's Shadow (January 2003)
Globalization and Community Change in Central New York
Alexander R. Thomas - Author

Examines the effects of globalization on three New York communities—Utica, Cooperstown, and Hartwick.

In what may be the first explicitly comparative study of the effects of globalization on metropolitan and rural communities, In Gotham's Shadow examines how three central New York communities struggled over the last half century to survive in a global economy that seems to have forgotten them. Utica, formerl...(Read More)
 
 
Cultivating Dissent
Cultivating Dissent (May 1999)
Work, Identity, and Praxis in Rural Languedoc
Winnie Lem - Author

Explores rural resistance, class consciousness, and the politics of contemporary culture through the experience of family farmers in France's "red south."
Focusing on a community of small family farmers in the Languedoc region of Mediterranean France, Cultivating Dissent shows how rural people struggle against disintegration brought on by the development of capitalism and state modernization imperatives. Lem challenges the image th...(Read More)
 
 
Pigs, Profits, and Rural Communities
Pigs, Profits, and Rural Communities (July 1998)
Kendall M. Thu - Editor
E. Paul Durrenberger - Editor

Using the pork production industry as an example, this book illuminates the processes and consequences of agricultural industrialization for the social, economic, human, environmental, and political health of the rural United States.

This book illuminates the processes and consequences of agricultural industrialization, particularly within the swine production industry, for the social, economic, human, environmental, an...(Read More)
 
 
Community, Culture, and Economic Development
Community, Culture, and Economic Development (November 1995)
The Social Roots of Local Action
Meredith Ramsay - Author

A comparative study of economic development policy, and its relationship with local power structures and cultural and social relations, in two Maryland towns that have rejected development.

"This is a fascinating and sophisticated account of rural politics that is much more than anecdotal. The book is unique in applying theories developed in the study of urban policy (market, growth machine, regime) to the politics of ru...(Read More)
 
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