Against All Odds: Rural Community In The Information Age (Rural Studies Series) FIRST EDITION

By: Allen, John C; Dillman, Don A

Price: $75.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine


The author's model orients this community in the vortex of contemporary forces, pointing up, for example, the need for face-to-face interaction among residents versus the larger society's demand for electronic communication. With increasing conflicts between the culture of rural communities and that of the outside world occurring, small towns all over the United States are losing their businesses, their doctors, and their sense of community. Yet the town described in this study is thriving. Against All Odds identifies pride, determination, and a sense of belonging that must be nurtured and the local organization that binds all of these factors together in order to keep a small town alive in the face of powerful disruptive forces. Not since Vidich and Bensman's landmark Small Town in Mass Society has such a thoughtful examination of a contemporary rural community been available. Burgundy cloth with gold spine lettering. No writing in the book. Front free end paper has a light rub mark. Otherwise like new overall. xvi, 238pp. Solid copy. Illustrated. Full refund if not satisfied.


The authors' model orients this community in the vortex of contemporary forces, pointing up, for example, the need for face-to-face interaction among residents versus the larger society's demand for electronic communication. With increasing conflicts between the culture of rural communities and that of the "outside world" occurring, small towns all over the United States are losing their businesses, their doctors, and their sense of community. Yet the town described in this study is thriving. Against All Odds identifies pride, determination, and a sense of belonging that must be nurtured--and the local organization that binds all of these factors together--in order to keep a small town alive in the face of powerful disruptive forces. Not since Vidich and Bensman's landmark Small Town in Mass Society has such a thoughful examination of a contemporary rural community been available.

Title: Against All Odds: Rural Community In The Information Age (Rural Studies Series) FIRST EDITION

Author Name: Allen, John C; Dillman, Don A

Illustrator: Illustrated

Categories: Social Science,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Boulder, CO, Westview Press: 1994

ISBN Number: 081338821X

ISBN Number 13: 9780813388212

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 032338