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THE SOCIOLOGY OF RURAL COMMUNITIES

Edited by Graham Crow, Professor of Sociology and Methodology, Deputy Director, ESRC National Centre for Research Methods, University of Southampton, UK
The Sociology of Rural Communities brings together material from a wide range of sources to cover the key issues in this field.

Following the editorial introduction, the collection deals in successive chapters with theories of rural society, historical communities, economic and social change, the social impact of geographical mobility, social divisions, social conflicts and community development. The materials have been selected in order to include both classic articles and contemporary writings, and to convey the rich diversity of approaches which have been adopted in the study of rural society. Drawing from analyses of North America and Australasia as well as the UK and Continental Europe, the discussions highlight the centrality of analyses of rural community change for broader theories of social development.
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Extent: 1,104 pp
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Publication Date: 1996
ISBN: 978 1 85898 240 3
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The Sociology of Rural Communities brings together material from a wide range of sources to cover the key issues in this field.

Following the editorial introduction, the collection deals in successive chapters with theories of rural society, historical communities, economic and social change, the social impact of geographical mobility, and social divisions, social conflicts and community development. The materials have been selected in order to include both classic articles and contemporary writings, and to convey the rich diversity of approaches which have been adopted in the study of rural society. Drawing from analyses of North America and Australasia as well as the UK and Continental Europe, the discussions highlight the centrality of analyses of rural community change for broader theories of social development.
Contributors: T. Bradley, G. Day, A.P. Cohen, R. Gasson, H. Newby, R.E. Pahl, S.L. Popkin, M. Weber, R. Williams
Contents: Volume I: Introduction Part I: Theories of Rural Society Part II: Historical Communities Index• Volume II: Part I: Economic Change and Social Change Part II: The Social Impact of Geographical Mobility Part III: Social Divisions, Social Conflicts and Community Development Index