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The Resource Worlds apart : poverty and politics in rural America, Cynthia M. Duncan

Worlds apart : poverty and politics in rural America, Cynthia M. Duncan

Label
Worlds apart : poverty and politics in rural America
Title
Worlds apart
Title remainder
poverty and politics in rural America
Statement of responsibility
Cynthia M. Duncan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
First published in 1999, Worlds Apart examines poverty through the stories of real people in rural New England, Appalachia, and the Mississippi Delta. In this new edition, Duncan returns to her original research, interviewing some of the same people as well as new key informants. The work provides powerful new insights into the dynamics of poverty, politics, and community change.--Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Duncan, Cynthia M
Dewey number
305.5/690973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HC110.P6
LC item number
D86 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poverty
  • Rural poor
  • United States
  • United States
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
Label
Worlds apart : poverty and politics in rural America, Cynthia M. Duncan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Blackwell: rigid classes and corrupt politics in Appalachia's coal fields : "Good rich people" and "bad poor people" ; Blackwell yesterday: developing Appalachia's coal fields ; The families that run things ; The politics of work in the mountains ; Blackwell's have-nots" scratching a living up the hollows ; Blackwell's haves: the good life on Redbud Hill ; Bringing change to Blackwell ; Blackwell twenty years later: hunkering down with family -- Dahlia: racial segregation and planter control in the Mississippi Delta : Dahlia's two social worlds ; Work in Dahlia: creating and maintaining the plantation world ; Class and caste in the Delta ; White planters, politicians, and shopkeepers ; Leadership in the Black community: the old and the new "Toms" ; Dahlia twenty years later: new jobs and new politics / with Gemma Buckley -- Gray Mountain: equality and civic involvement in northern New England : A blue-collar middle-class mill town ; Participation and investment in the 1990s ; The big middle "continuum" ; Difficult times ahead: putting civic culture to the test ; Gray Mountain twenty years later: holding on to a blue-collar community -- Social change and social policy : Cultural and structural causes of persistent poverty ; Class and politics in rural communities ; Equality, democracy, and social change ; Policies to encourage mobility and build civic culture ; Policy for poor people in poor places -- Appendix : Table I. Social and economic indicators for Blackwell, Dahlia, and Gray Mountain ; Table II. Social and economic indicators for Central Appalachia, the Mississippi Delta, Northern New England, and the United States ; Table II. Explanatory notes / Jessica A. Carson -- A comparison between chronically poor and transitioning rural counties / Jessica Ulrich-Schad
Control code
ocn871966091
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xxiv, 304 pages
Isbn
9780300196597
Lccn
2014009145
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300196597
  • (OCoLC)871966091
Label
Worlds apart : poverty and politics in rural America, Cynthia M. Duncan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Blackwell: rigid classes and corrupt politics in Appalachia's coal fields : "Good rich people" and "bad poor people" ; Blackwell yesterday: developing Appalachia's coal fields ; The families that run things ; The politics of work in the mountains ; Blackwell's have-nots" scratching a living up the hollows ; Blackwell's haves: the good life on Redbud Hill ; Bringing change to Blackwell ; Blackwell twenty years later: hunkering down with family -- Dahlia: racial segregation and planter control in the Mississippi Delta : Dahlia's two social worlds ; Work in Dahlia: creating and maintaining the plantation world ; Class and caste in the Delta ; White planters, politicians, and shopkeepers ; Leadership in the Black community: the old and the new "Toms" ; Dahlia twenty years later: new jobs and new politics / with Gemma Buckley -- Gray Mountain: equality and civic involvement in northern New England : A blue-collar middle-class mill town ; Participation and investment in the 1990s ; The big middle "continuum" ; Difficult times ahead: putting civic culture to the test ; Gray Mountain twenty years later: holding on to a blue-collar community -- Social change and social policy : Cultural and structural causes of persistent poverty ; Class and politics in rural communities ; Equality, democracy, and social change ; Policies to encourage mobility and build civic culture ; Policy for poor people in poor places -- Appendix : Table I. Social and economic indicators for Blackwell, Dahlia, and Gray Mountain ; Table II. Social and economic indicators for Central Appalachia, the Mississippi Delta, Northern New England, and the United States ; Table II. Explanatory notes / Jessica A. Carson -- A comparison between chronically poor and transitioning rural counties / Jessica Ulrich-Schad
Control code
ocn871966091
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xxiv, 304 pages
Isbn
9780300196597
Lccn
2014009145
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300196597
  • (OCoLC)871966091

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