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Rural Sociologists at Work: Candid Accounts of Theory, Method, and Practice (Hardback)
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Rural Sociologists at Work: Candid Accounts of Theory, Method, and Practice (Hardback)

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Hardback 202 Pages / Published: 20/10/2015
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This collection of original chapters, written by prominent social scientists, elucidates the theory and practice of contemporary rural sociology. The book applies lessons from the careers of sociologists and their field research endeavors, covering a wide range of topics: agricultural production, processing, and marketing; international food security and rural development; degradation of the bio-physical environment across borders; and the study of community, family, health, and many other issues in an increasingly globalized world. The authors' candid accounts provide insight into possibilities for enhancing opportunity and equality and serving basic human needs.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781612058672
Number of pages: 202
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm


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"This collection of autobiographical essays by prominent North American rural sociologists should be required reading for sociology students contemplating a career studying rural areas. It will also appeal to established sociologists interested in the historical development of rural sociology as a discipline. Some essays are personal stories about how the authors became involved in the field, but many chart the intellectual development that led rural sociology to break away politically from "mainstream" sociology. The essays cover a wide range of theoretical, empirical, and political issues. In style and substance, this work follows Phillip Hammond's Sociologists at Work (CH, Jan'65) and Matilda White Riley's Sociological Lives (1988). All rural sociologists will be familiar with most or all of these contributors and will appreciate the candor of the essays. Each chapter includes notes and a bibliography. The book will remind readers that all faculty enter their disciplines at a particular point in time, and these stories provide a perspective, both personal and historical, that often is left out of their training. Summing Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates and above."--A. A. Hickey, Western Carolina University, in CHOICE

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