Delta State University
SOC/COD 574: Applied Rural Sociology
Spring Semester, 2006

Discussion Leaders

 

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Date

Readings

Discussion Leaders

3

Defining Rural America

1/23 Unpredictable Directions of Rural Population Growth and Migration, Kenneth M. Johnson; Challenges, Ch. 1, pp. 1931 Jolana Gibbs

Roy Gordon

What Do Rural Families Look Like?
Katherine MacTavish & Sonya Salamon;
Challenges, Ch. 5, pp. 7385
4

Social Relations in Rural America

1/30 African Americans in Rural America
Rosalind Harris & Dreamal Worthen
Challenges,
Ch. 2, pp. 3242
Patrick Ervin

Monica Rosas

Latinos in Rural America
Rogelio Saenz & Cruz Torres
Challenges,
Ch. 4, pp. 5770
5

Social Relations in Rural America

2/6 Rural Women: New Role for the New Century?
Ann Tickamyer & Debra Henderson
Challenges,
Ch. 8, pp. 109117
Victor Ruhimbya

Catherine Cannatella

Older Rural Families
Nina Glasgow
Challenges,
Ch. 6, pp. 8696
6

Economic Conditions in Rural America

2/13 How People Make a Living in Rural America
David A. McGranahan
Challenges,
Ch. 10, pp. 135151
Mary Kathryn Wooten

Justina Garcia

Who Benefits from Economic Restructuring?
William Falk & Linda Lobao
Challenges
, Ch. 11, pp. 152165
7 Economic Conditions in Rural America

2/20

Rural Poverty: The Persisting Challenge
Leif Jensen, Diane McLaughlin & Tim Slack
Challenges,
Ch. 9, pp. 118131
Corrine Berry

Sharon Nguyen

Welfare Reform in Rural Areas
Julie Zimmerman & Thomas Hirschl
Challenges,
Ch. 28, pp. 363374
8 Agriculture in Rural America
2/27 Civil Society, Civic Communities, and Rural Development, Thomas Lyson & Charles Tolbert
Challenges,
Ch. 17, pp. 228238
Juanita Sims

DeBorah Logan

Continuities and Disjunctures in the Transformation of the U.S. Agro-Food System
Frederick Buttel
Challenges,
Ch. 13, pp. 177189
9 Agriculture in Rural America

3/6

The Global/Local Interface
Alessandro Bonanno & Douglas Constance
Challenges,
Ch. 18, pp. 241251
Jolana Gibbs

Justina Garcia

The Impact of Global Economic Practices on American Farming, Philip McMichael
Challenges, Ch. 29, pp. 375384
11 Social Institutions in Rural America

3/27

Rural Health Policy, Lois Wright Morton
Challenges, Ch. 22, pp. 290302
Victor Ruhimbya

Monica Rosas

Religion, Leland Glenna
Challenges, Ch. 20, pp. 262272
12 Social Institutions in Rural America

4/3

What Role Can Community Play in Local Economic Development?  Gary P. Green
Challenges, Ch. 26, pp. 343352

Catherine Cannatella

Roy Gordon

Community Agency and Local Development
A.E. Luloff & Jeffrey Bridger
Challenges, Ch. 15, pp. 203213
13 Social Institutions in Rural America

4/10

Rural Children and Youth At Risk, Daniel Lichter, Vincent Roscigno & Dennis Condron
Challenges, Ch. 7, pp. 109117
Mary Kathryn Wooten

Corinne Berry

Promoting Educational Achievement
Lionel Beaulieu, Glenn Israel & Ronald Wimberley
Challenges, Ch. 21, pp. 273289
14 Social Institutions in Rural America

4/17

Devolution: Who is Responsible for Rural America?
Jeffrey Sharp & Domenico Parisi
Challenges, Ch. 27, pp. 353362
Patrick Ervin

Sharon Nguyen

Competition, Cooperation, and Local Governance
Mildred Warner
Challenges, Ch. 19, pp. 252261
15 The Future of Rural Development

4/24

Catalytic Community Development
Kenneth Pigg & Ted Bradshaw
Challenges, Ch. 30, pp. 385396
Juanita Sims

 

Challenges Become Opportunities: Trends and Policies Shaping the Future
Louis Swanson & David L. Brown
Challenges, Conclusion, pp. 397405