Rural People and Communities in the 21st Century (Hardcover)

Resilience and Transformation

By David L. Brown, Kai a. Schafft

Polity Press, 9780745641270, 224pp.

Publication Date: March 14, 2011

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Rural people continue to play important social, economic and environmental roles at a time in which societies are rapidly urbanizing. This book examines the causes and consequences of major changes affecting rural communities at the start of the twenty-first century, and explores policies developed to ameliorate problems or enhance opportunities.

About the Author

David L. Brown is Professor and Chair of Development Sociology, and co-director of the Community and Regional Development Institute at Cornell University.Kai A. Schafft is an Associate Professor of Education at Pennsylvania State University.