[Free] ⚇ Endangered Spaces, Enduring Places: Change, Identity, And Survival In Rural America ♱ Pb-reisen-gewusst-wie.de

[Free] ♩ Endangered Spaces, Enduring Places: Change, Identity, And Survival In Rural America ♩ Rural America As A Place And A Way Of Life Is Undergoing Major Transformation The Farm Crisis And The Decline Of Manufacturing Dealt A Double Blow In The S To Rural Communities, Which Continue To Lose Farms, Factories, And Young People Rural Lands Are Increasingly Being Sought As Places For Vacation Homes, State Prisons, And Waste Dumps Rural People Are Ambivalent About New Residents And Activities And Unsure Of Their Own Rural Identity Old Assumptions About Rural Life Are Now Open To QuestionBased On Years Of Field Observations And Hundreds Of Interviews In Fifteen Rural Counties In Upstate New York, Fitchen S Book Explores These Changes It Describes The Financial Stress On Dairy Farmers And Their Efforts To Hold Onto Their Farms It Records The Disbelief And Difficult Adjustment Of Rural Factory Workers And Communities As Local Plants Shut Down The Author Chronicles The Struggles Of Communities Plagued By Toxic Chemicals In Their Drinking Water And Of Young Families Slipping Further Into Poverty She Reports On Communities Campaigning To Win A State Prison And Others Protesting A Proposed Radioactive Waste DumpThe Book Illustrates The Persistence Of Rural Ingenuity And Determination But Argues That A Well Informed Federal And State Commitment Is Also Necessary With Appropriate Policies And Programs, Most Rural Communities Could Adapt Creatively To The Changes, Integrate Around A New Rural Identity, And Survive Into The Twenty First Century As Enduring Social Settings For Their Residents