Assessing the social impact of rural development projects, this book aims to develop a cultural model based on theories of political economy. It presents case studies of rural projects that have affected such socially disadvantaged groups as laborers, women, ranchers, and ethnic minorities.
0. Introduction Part 1: The Concepts 1. The American Society/Environment Relationship: Challenging Prevailing Assumptions 2. Sociological Theory and the Differential Distribution of Impacts in Rural Resource Development Projects 3. Whose Ox Is Gored? A Sociocultural Model of Impact Distribution in Resource Development 4. Assessing the Social Impacts of Rural Resource Developments: An Overview Part 2: The Case Studies 5. Work-Emergent Behaviors and Traits: The Segregation of Energy Workers in Boomtowns 6. Ranchland: Impacts on Rural Communities 7. Women: Gemeinschaft in Boomtowns 8. The Yupik Eskimos of St. Lawrence Island, Alaska: A Social Impact Assessment of Proposed Energy Development 9. It Doesn't Have to Happen Again: Reflections on the Nuclear Atmosphere 10. Reflections on Resistance to Rural Industrialization: Newcomers' Culture of Environmentalism Part 3: The Heuristic Device 11. Exploring Sociocultural Impacts: The Application of a Model 12. Cultural Assessment of Rural Resource Impacts: An Addendum