Delta State University
SOC 474
Spring Semester, 2006

Engaging the Literature
in Rural Sociology

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Paper Topics

Goldschmidt Hypothesis
John Allen May

Linda M. Lobao, Michael D. Schulman and Louis E. Swanson. 1993. Still Going: Recent Debates on the Goldschmidt Hypothesis. Rural Sociology 58(2):277288.  Available in the stacks at the DSU Library.

Jere Glues and Simon Geletta. 1993. Farm Structure and Economic Well-Being: A Look at Three Methodological Sins. Rural Sociology 58(2):269276.  Available in the stacks at the DSU Library.

Donna Barnes and Audie Blevins. 1992. Farm Structure and the Economic Well-Being of Nonmetropolitan Counties. Rural Sociology 57(3):333346.  Available in the stacks at the DSU Library.

Community-Based Conservation

Domenico Parisi, Michael Taquino, Steven Michael Grice and Duane A. Gill. 2004. Civic Responsibility and the Environment: Linking Local Conditions to Community Environmental Activeness. Society and Natural Resources 17(2):97112.  Available from the DSU Library Full Text Electronic Journals.

Michael D. Smith and Richard S. Krannich. 2000. "Culture Clash" Revisited: Newcomer and Longer-Term Residents' Attitudes Toward Land Use, Development, and Environmental Issues in Rural Communities in the Rocky Mountain West. Rural Sociology 65(3):396421.  Available from the DSU Library Full Text Electronic Journals.

Fikret Berkes. 2004. Rethinking Community-Based Conservation. Conservation Biology 18(3):621630.  Available from the DSU Library Full Text Electronic Journals.

Migration In and Out of Rural Areas
Josh Kubler

William W. Falk, Larry L. Hunt and Matthew O. Hunt. 2004. Return Migrations of African-Americans to the South: Reclaiming a Land of Promise, Going Home, or Both? Rural Sociology 69(4):490509.  Available from the DSU Library Full Text Electronic Journals.

Peter B. Nelson, James P. Nicholson and E. Hope Stege. 2004. The Baby Boom and Nonmetropolitan Population Change, 1975-1990. Growth and Change 35(4):525-544.  Available from the DSU Library Full Text Electronic Journals.

Kenneth M. Johnson and Glenn V. Fuguitt. 2000. Continuity and Change in Rural Migration Patterns, 19501995. Rural Sociology 65(1):2749.  Available from the DSU Library Full Text Electronic Journals.

Crime and Deviance in Rural America
Veronica Jenkins

Matthew R. Lee, Michael O. Maume and Graham C. Ousey. 2003. Social Isolation and Lethal Violence Across the Metro/Nonmetro Divide: The Effects of Socioeconomic Disadvantage and Poverty Concentration on Homicide. Rural Sociology 68(1):107131.  Available from the DSU Library Full Text Electronic Journals.

Cynthia Barnett and F. Carson Mencken. 2002. Social Disorganization Theory and the Contextual Nature of Crime in Nonmetropolitan Counties. Rural Sociology 67(3):372393.  Available from the DSU Library Full Text Electronic Journals.

Ralph A. Weisheit and L. Edward Wells. 1994. Community Policing in Small Town and Rural America. Crime and Deliquency 40(4):549568.  Available in the stacks at the DSU Library.

Food Security
Bill Moorhead

Lois Wright Morton, Ella Annette Bitto, Mary Jane Oakland and Mary Sand. 2005. Solving the Problems of Iowa Food Deserts: Food Insecurity and Civic Structure. Rural Sociology 70(1):94112.  Available from the DSU Library Full Text Electronic Journals.

Andrew Knight and Rex Warland. 2004. The Relationship Between Sociodemographics and Concern About Food Safety Issues. Journal of Consumer Affairs 38(1):107120.  Available from the DSU Library Full Text Electronic Journals.

Mark Nord. 2000. Does It Cost Less to Live in Rural Areas? Evidence from New Data on Food Security and Hunger. Rural Sociology 65(1):104125.  Available from the DSU Library Full Text Electronic Journals.