1st Edition

The Rural South In Crisis
Challenges For The Future





ISBN 9780367311117
Published May 31, 2021 by Routledge
384 Pages

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Book Description

This book captures the views of students of rural America on the serious state of affaire in rural South areas and on the strategies for stimulating improvements in the well-being of rural Southerners. It spurs policymakers, leaders, and rural residents to redress the ills of the rural South.

Table of Contents

Preface -- The Rural South in Crisis: An Introduction -- Dimensions of the Agriculture/Rural Community Crisis in the South -- The Rural South in Crisis: A Historical Perspective -- The Status of Southern Agriculture -- The Tale of Two Souths -- The Community Crisis in the Rural South -- The Human Dimension of the Rural South in Crisis -- Current Socioeconomic Issues in the Rural South -- Social and Economic Conditions of Black Farm Households: Status and Prospects -- Factors Associated with Women's Attitudes Toward Farming1 -- Farm Structure and Local Society Well-Being in the South -- Changing Financial Markets and the Impact on Rural Communities: An Alternative Research Approach -- Local Labor Markets in Agricultural Policy Dependent Areas of the South -- Race and Underemployment: Black Employment Hardship in the Rural South -- The Effects of the Farm Crisis on Rural Communities and Community Residents -- Community Forces and Their Influence on Farm Structure -- Agriculture and Rural Development Policies: Past Reflections, Future Directions -- Reflections on Agricultural Policies and Their Consequences for the South -- Development Strategies in the Rural South: Issues and Alternatives -- Economic Development in the Rural South: An Uneven Past—An Uncertain Future -- State Rural Development Policies: An Emerging Government Initiative -- Opportunities for the Vitalization of the Rural South -- Traditional and Nontraditional Opportunities and Alternatives for Local Economic Development -- Educational Reform and Regional Development -- Entrepreneurship as a Community Development Strategy for the Rural South -- Alternative Enterprises for Strengthening Southern Agriculture -- Charting a Course for the Rural South -- Improvements in The Rural South: They Won’t Come Easy

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Biography

Lionel J. Beaulieu