Ty 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 determination but argues that a well informed federal and state commitment is also necessary With appropriate policies and most rural
COMMUNITIES COULD could adapt creatively to the changes integrate around new rural identity and survive into the twenty first century as nduring social settings for their resident.
ADAPT CREATIVELY TO THE CHANGES INTEGRATE CREATIVELY TO THE CHANGES INTEGRATE
Janet M. Fitchen ☆ 1 READ & DOWNLOADRural 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 1980s to rural communities which continue to losedouble blow in the 1980s to rural communities which continue to lose 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 uestionBased on. Years of field observations and hundreds of interviews in fifteen rural counties in upstate New York Fitchen’s book Teller of Tales explores these changes It describes the financial stress on dairy farmers and theirfforts to hold onto their
farms It records the disbelief and difficult adjustment of rural factory workers and communities as localIt records the disbelief and difficult adjustment of rural factory workers and communities as local shut down The author
CHRONICLES THE STRUGGLES OF COMMUNITIES PLAGUEDthe struggles of communities plagued toxic chemicals in their drinking water and of young families slipping further into pover. .