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Hipbillies - Deep Revolution in the Arkansas Ozarks (Paperback): Jared M. Phillips Hipbillies - Deep Revolution in the Arkansas Ozarks (Paperback)
Jared M. Phillips
R577 R478 Discovery Miles 4 780 Save R99 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Counterculture flourished nationwide in the 1960s and 1970s, and while the hippies of Haight-Ashbury occupied the public eye, further off the beaten path in the Arkansas Ozarks a faction of back to the landers were quietly creating their own counterculture haven. In Hipbillies, Jared Phillips collects oral histories and delves into archival resources to provide a fresh scholarly discussion of this group, which was defined by anticonsumerism and a desire for self-sufficiency outside of modern industry. While there were indeed clashes between long haired hippies and cantankerous locals, Phillips shows how the region has always been a refuge for those seeking a life off the beaten path, and as such, is perhaps one of the last bastions for the dream of self-sufficiency in American life. Hipbillies presents a region steeped in tradition coming to terms with the modern world.

Famine Relief in Warlord China (Paperback): Pierre Fuller Famine Relief in Warlord China (Paperback)
Pierre Fuller
R738 Discovery Miles 7 380 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Famine Relief in Warlord China is a reexamination of disaster responses during the greatest ecological crisis of the pre-Nationalist Chinese republic. In 1920-1921, drought and ensuing famine devastated more than 300 counties in five northern provinces, leading to some 500,000 deaths. Long credited to international intervention, the relief effort, Pierre Fuller shows, actually began from within Chinese social circles. Indigenous action from the household to the national level, modeled after Qing-era relief protocol, sustained the lives of millions of the destitute in Beijing, in the surrounding districts of Zhili (Hebei) Province, and along the migrant and refugee trail in Manchuria, all before joint foreign-Chinese international relief groups became a force of any significance. Using district gazetteers, stele inscriptions, and the era's vibrant Chinese press, Fuller reveals how a hybrid civic sphere of military authorities working with the public mobilized aid and coordinated migrant movement within stricken communities and across military domains. Ultimately, the book's spotlight on disaster governance in northern China in 1920 offers new insights into the social landscape just before the region's descent, over the next decade, into incessant warfare, political struggle, and finally the normalization of disaster itself.

Chen Village - Revolution to Globalization (Paperback, 3rd edition): Anita Chan, Richard Madsen, Jonathan Unger Chen Village - Revolution to Globalization (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Anita Chan, Richard Madsen, Jonathan Unger
R755 R593 Discovery Miles 5 930 Save R162 (21%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The first two editions of "Chen Village" presented an enthralling account of a Chinese village in the throes of Maoist revolution followed by dramatic changes in village life and local politics during the Deng Xiaoping period. Now, more than a decade and a half later, the authors have returned to "Chen Village", and in three new chapters they explore astonishing developments. The once-backwater village is today a center of China's export industry, where more than 50,000 workers labor in modern factories, ruled by the village government. This new edition of "Chen Village" illuminates, in microcosm, the recent history of rural China up to the present time.

The Many Rooms of this House - Diversity in Toronto's Places of Worship Since 1840 (Paperback): Roberto Perin The Many Rooms of this House - Diversity in Toronto's Places of Worship Since 1840 (Paperback)
Roberto Perin
R783 Discovery Miles 7 830 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Places of worship are the true building blocks of communities where people of various genders, age, and class interact with each other on a regular basis. These places are also rallying points for immigrants, helping them make the transition to a new, and often hostile environment. The Many Rooms of this House is a story about the rise and decline of religion in Toronto over the past 160 years. Unlike other studies that concentrate on specific denominations, or ecclesiastical politics, Roberto Perin's ecumenical approach focuses on the physical places of worship and the local clergy and congregants that gather there. Perin's timely and nuanced analysis reveals how the growing wealth of the city stimulated congregations to compete with one another over the size, style, materials, and decoration of their places of worship. However, the rise of individualism has negatively affected these same congregations leading to multiple church closings, communal breakdown, and redevelopments. Perin's fascinating work is a lens to understanding how this once overwhelmingly Protestant city became a symbol of diversity.

Bearwallow - A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland (Paperback): Jeremy B. Jones Bearwallow - A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland (Paperback)
Jeremy B. Jones
R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Across the Blue Ridge Mountains stretches a world both charming and complicated. Jeremy Jones and his wife move into a small house above the creek where his family had settled 200 years prior. He takes a job alongside his former teachers in the local elementary school and sets out on a search to understand how this ancient land has shaped its people-how it shaped him. His search sends him burrowing in the past-hunting buried treasure and POW camps, unearthing Civil War graves and family feuds, exploring gated communities and tourist traps, encountering changed accents and immigrant populations, tracing both Walmart sidewalks and carved-out mountains-and pondering the future. He meshes narrative and myth, geology and genealogy, fiddle tunes and local color in his exploration of the briskly changing and oft-stigmatized world of his native southern Appalachians and particularly the mystical Bearwallow Mountain, a peak suddenly in flux.

Upstate Down - Thinking about New York and its Discontents (Hardcover, New): Alexander R. Thomas, Polly J. Smith Upstate Down - Thinking about New York and its Discontents (Hardcover, New)
Alexander R. Thomas, Polly J. Smith
R1,539 Discovery Miles 15 390 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Upstate New York is in a malaise. This husband and wife team of sociologists, Alexander Thomas and Polly Smith, wanted to know why. They take the reader on a tour of New York in order to diagnose the problems affecting the state and what can be done to address the issues. New York was built on the strengths of its strategic location and growing population to become the 'Empire State' during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. But a combination of unfortunate decisions and the creation of new technologies in which New York was no more competitive than other states translated into New York losing its dominant position in the world economy. The result has been several decades of deindustrialization and population loss. This book includes recommendations for ideas that can be further developed by the public.

Upstate Down - Thinking about New York and its Discontents (Paperback, New): Alexander R. Thomas, Polly J. Smith Upstate Down - Thinking about New York and its Discontents (Paperback, New)
Alexander R. Thomas, Polly J. Smith
R785 Discovery Miles 7 850 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Upstate New York is in a malaise. This husband and wife team of sociologists, Alexander Thomas and Polly Smith, wanted to know why. They take the reader on a tour of New York in order to diagnose the problems affecting the state and what can be done to address the issues. New York was built on the strengths of its strategic location and growing population to become the 'Empire State' during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. But a combination of unfortunate decisions and the creation of new technologies in which New York was no more competitive than other states translated into New York losing its dominant position in the world economy. The result has been several decades of deindustrialization and population loss. This book includes recommendations for ideas that can be further developed by the public.

British Rural Landscapes on Film (Hardcover): Paul Newland British Rural Landscapes on Film (Hardcover)
Paul Newland
R2,078 Discovery Miles 20 780 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This volume offers insights into how rural areas of Britain have been represented on film, from the silent era through both world wars and on into the twenty-first century. It is the first book to deal exclusively with representations of the British countryside on film. The contributors demonstrate that the countryside has provided Britain and its constituent nations and regions with a dense range of spaces in which cultural identities have been and continue to be worked through. Overall, the book demonstrates that British cinema provides numerous examples of how national identity and the identity of the countryside have been constructed through filmic representation, and how British rural films can help us to understand the relationship between the cultural identities of specific areas of Britain and the landscapes they inhabit. -- .

The Dobe Ju/'Hoansi (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Richard Lee The Dobe Ju/'Hoansi (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Richard Lee
R627 R566 Discovery Miles 5 660 Save R61 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This classic, bestselling study of the Kung San, foragers of the Dobe area of the Kalahari Desert describes a people's reactions to the forces of modernization, detailing relatively recent changes to Kung rituals, beliefs, social structure, marriage and kinship system. It documents their determination to take hold of their own destiny, despite exploitation of their habitat and relentless development to assert their political rights and revitalize their communities. Use of the name Ju/'hoansi (meaning "real people") acknowledges their new sense of empowerment. Since the publication of the Third Edition in 2003, Richard Lee has made eight further trips to the Kalahari, the most recent in 2010 and 2011. The Dobe and Nyae Nyae Areas have continued to transform and the people have had to respond and adapt to the pressures of capitalist economics and bureaucratic governance of the Namibian and Botswana states. This Fourth Edition chronicles and bears witness to these evolving social conditions and their impacts on lives of the Ju/'hoansi.

Reaching the Unreached - ICTs and Adult Education for the Empowerment of Rural Women (Paperback): Olivia Adwoa Tiwaah Frimpong... Reaching the Unreached - ICTs and Adult Education for the Empowerment of Rural Women (Paperback)
Olivia Adwoa Tiwaah Frimpong Kwapong
R925 Discovery Miles 9 250 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Though the contribution of rural women to development is tremendous, support for them has been overlooked for far too long. The book explores the situation of rural women and the various measures that have been taken to support them. Based on case studies from Ghana, the book looks at two critical tools - Adult Education and Information, and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for enhancement of rural women. It is anticipated that if the full potential of Adult Education is harnessed and the ICTs as an educational media is fully utilized, rural women will not continue to be educationally and digitally divided from their urban counterparts.

Hardball Leadership - How to Achieve Student Academic Success in a Rural School District (Paperback): Mark Forner Hardball Leadership - How to Achieve Student Academic Success in a Rural School District (Paperback)
Mark Forner
R703 Discovery Miles 7 030 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

How do you sufficiently progress beyond the status quo when an entire rural community views the status quo as sufficient progress? Educating children in poverty remains the most important educational challenge of our time. What few people know is this: the rate of child poverty in our nation's rural communities is actually higher than it is in our country's urban centers. Hardball Leadership is a best practices guide for rural school leaders who are passionate about closing the achievement gap and committed to leading their districts to significant academic improvement. Based upon original research that examined the leadership practices of effective rural superintendents who led their districts to dramatic academic improvement, this book's insights include: *Establishing a strong academic culture where every student can and will be successful *Developing a system for improving teacher instructional performance *Fostering an academically-focused partnership with the board of education *Managing school-based controversy in a productive way *Building and sustaining a financially strong district This leadership handbook will help rural school leaders build an academic pathway that will lead their students towards a happy and prosperous life.

Summer - Vintage Minis (Paperback): Laurie Lee Summer - Vintage Minis (Paperback)
Laurie Lee
R107 R89 Discovery Miles 890 Save R18 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

How do you remember the summers of your childhood? For Laurie Lee they were flower-crested, heady, endless days. Here is an evocation of summer like no other - a remote valley filled with the scent of hay, jazzing wasps, blackberries plucked and gobbled, and games played until the last drop of dusk. Lee's joyful and stirring writing captures the very essence of England's golden season. Selected from the book Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee 'An enchanting book, an exquisite farewell, not only to childhood, and boyhood, but also to an England that has vanished' J.B. Priestly VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS.

The Poison in the Gift - Ritual, Prestation, and the Dominant Caste in a North Indian Village (Paperback): Gloria Goodwin Raheja The Poison in the Gift - Ritual, Prestation, and the Dominant Caste in a North Indian Village (Paperback)
Gloria Goodwin Raheja
R890 Discovery Miles 8 900 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Poison in the Gift is a detailed ethnography of gift-giving in a North Indian village that powerfully demonstrates a new theoretical interpretation of caste. Introducing the concept of ritual centrality, Raheja shows that the position of the dominant landholding caste in the village is grounded in a central-peripheral configuration of castes rather than a hierarchical ordering. She advances a view of caste as semiotically constituted of contextually shifting sets of meanings, rather than one overarching ideological feature. This new understanding undermines the controversial interpretation advanced by Louis Dumont in his 1966 book, Homo Hierarchicus, in which he proposed a disjunction between the ideology of hierarchy based on the purity of the Brahman priest and the temporal power of the dominant caste or the king.

Rural Sociology - A Bibliography of Bibliographies (Hardcover): Judy Berndt Rural Sociology - A Bibliography of Bibliographies (Hardcover)
Judy Berndt
R641 Discovery Miles 6 410 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

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Extension Management Strategies for Sustainable Agriculture - Opportunities and Challenges: Opportunities and Challenges... Extension Management Strategies for Sustainable Agriculture - Opportunities and Challenges: Opportunities and Challenges (Hardcover)
J Vasantha Kumar, T. Rathakrishnan, H. Philip
R2,611 Discovery Miles 26 110 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The edited book has been prepared through collection of precious research articles from eminent Extension scientists, which have contributed papers on Institutional arrangements for technology delivery, innovative Extension approaches, break through methodologies in Extension research, the reach and effectiveness of ICT tools in technology delivery, youth and gender inclusive extension strategies and Extension strategies for changing scenario of Agriculture. Papers in this book would definitely make an impact among Extension scientists and post graduate scholars of Extension in Agriculture, Veterinary and Fishery Sciences.The inputs that this book offers will be of much helpful to the researchers, administrators and policy makers. From the research findings of the selected research papers of this book, the Extension researchers can sharpen their future research strategies, the Extension administrators and policy makers in the Government can get to know about the impact and constraints of several institutional mechanisms of technology delivery which will facilitate them in evidence based policy making.

Rural Social Work - Building and Sustaining Community Capacity (Paperback, 2nd Edition): T. Laine Scales, Calvin L. Streeter, H... Rural Social Work - Building and Sustaining Community Capacity (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
T. Laine Scales, Calvin L. Streeter, H Stephen Cooper
R1,387 Discovery Miles 13 870 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Social workers are typically trained in an urban context and are unprepared for the difficulties and challenges of rural social work yet rural areas experience the greatest need for licensed social workers. This up-to-date text featuring a stellar list of contributions from experts in the field integrates research, theory, and evidence-based practice to demonstrate social work applications in a rural environment. Integrating a strengths-based, asset-building approach to rural social work, this book reflects the latest knowledge and research in social work, including Evidence-Based Practice, Concept Mapping, Community Action Research, Globalization, and more.

Dividing Paradise - Rural Inequality and the Diminishing American Dream (Hardcover): Jennifer Sherman Dividing Paradise - Rural Inequality and the Diminishing American Dream (Hardcover)
Jennifer Sherman
R1,341 Discovery Miles 13 410 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

How rural areas have become uneven proving grounds for the American Dream Late-stage capitalism is trying to remake rural America in its own image, and the resistance is telling. Small-town economies that have traditionally been based on logging, mining, farming, and ranching now increasingly rely on tourism, second-home ownership, and retirement migration. In Dividing Paradise, Jennifer Sherman tells the story of Paradise Valley, Washington, a rural community where amenity-driven economic growth has resulted in a new social landscape of inequality and privilege, with deep fault lines between old-timers and newcomers. In this complicated cultural reality, "class blindness" allows privileged newcomers to ignore or justify their impact on these towns, papering over the sentiments of anger, loss, and disempowerment of longtime locals. Based on in-depth interviews with individuals on both sides of the divide, this book explores the causes and repercussions of the stark inequity that has become commonplace across the United States. It exposes the mechanisms by which inequality flourishes and by which Americans have come to believe that disparity is acceptable and deserved. Sherman, who is known for her work on rural America, presents here a powerful case study of the ever-growing tensions between those who can and those who cannot achieve their visions of the American dream.

Mining the future - The Bafokeng story (Paperback): Totem Media Totem Media Mining the future - The Bafokeng story (Paperback)
Totem Media Totem Media
R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Mining the future is about a resilient people and their visionary leadership - a remarkable story of how Bafokeng people acquired and held onto their land and heritage through 150 years of political upheaval in South Africa. It also tells the story of what the Royal Bafokeng Nation is doing with the platinum wealth it currently enjoys, including serving as the only rural community ever to host world cup soccer in the history of FIFA. This illustrated volume features the vivid voices of members of the Bafokeng community, both past and present, as well as those who played a major role in shaping Bafokeng society, including Paul Kruger, Hans Merensky, and Christoph Penzhorn from the German Hermannsburg Lutheran Mission. The history and lineage of the 40 recorded Bafokeng dikgosi (kings) is presented, leading up to the present day leader of the Royal Bafokeng Nation, Kgosi Leruo Molotlegi. Culture, economic development, environmental management, and generational change are some of the themes addressed in the title, which is written for a general audience.

Alpaca Coloring Book - Animal Adults Coloring Book (Paperback): Coloring Pages for Adults, Adult Coloring Books, Unicorn... Alpaca Coloring Book - Animal Adults Coloring Book (Paperback)
Coloring Pages for Adults, Adult Coloring Books, Unicorn Coloring
R160 Discovery Miles 1 600 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Moving for Marriage - Inequalities, Intimacy, and Women's Lives in Rural North India (Hardcover): Shruti Chaudhry Moving for Marriage - Inequalities, Intimacy, and Women's Lives in Rural North India (Hardcover)
Shruti Chaudhry
R2,158 Discovery Miles 21 580 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Qualitative Enquiry for Rural Development - A review (Paperback): Jon Moris, James Copestake Qualitative Enquiry for Rural Development - A review (Paperback)
Jon Moris, James Copestake
R362 Discovery Miles 3 620 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book is written for individuals engaged in formulating and implementing policies, plans, programmes and projects affecting rural areas of poor countries. Recognition of the contribution that qualitative enquiry can make has increased significantly, but a succinct and non-technical introduction to when and why qualitative techniques of enquiry should be favoured has been lacking; and this what this book sets out to provide. The primary concern is how the art of collecting data necessary to inform rural development practice can be improved, taking into account existing organizational and resource constraints. The text defines 'qualitative' in this context; surveys the types of information that practitioners of rural developing communities need to assemble; describes the main general techniques in use; recommends areas of potential improvements; and looks to the future of qualitative enquiry in the light of present trends and likely information needs.

SHG Approach in Improving Livelihood and Empowerment of Rural Poor (Hardcover): Banshi Lal Sahu, Souvik Ghosh SHG Approach in Improving Livelihood and Empowerment of Rural Poor (Hardcover)
Banshi Lal Sahu, Souvik Ghosh
R1,162 Discovery Miles 11 620 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book would certainly assume great significance in creating database for realistic planning and implementation of future SHG movement and would help in adding to existing store-house of knowledge concerning SHG approach and related issues. It would also guide readers in deriving insight in understanding many aspects relevant particularly to SHG approach adopted under different schemes implemented by various government and non-government organizations.

RX Appalachia - Stories of Treatment and Survival in Rural Kentucky (Hardcover): Lesly-Marie Buer RX Appalachia - Stories of Treatment and Survival in Rural Kentucky (Hardcover)
Lesly-Marie Buer
R1,069 R762 Discovery Miles 7 620 Save R307 (29%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Using the narratives of women who use(d) drugs, this account challenges popular understandings of Appalachia spread by such pundits as JD Vance by documenting how women, families, and communities cope with generational systems of oppression. Prescription opioids are associated with rising rates of overdose deaths and hepatitis C and HIV infection in the US, including in rural Central Appalachia. Yet there is a dearth of studies examining rural opioid use. RX Appalachia explores the gendered inequalities that situate women's encounters with substance abuse treatment as well as additional state interventions targeted at women who use drugs in one of the most impoverished regions in the US.

Our Rural Selves - Memory and the Visual in Canadian Childhoods (Paperback): Claudia Mitchell, April Mandrona Our Rural Selves - Memory and the Visual in Canadian Childhoods (Paperback)
Claudia Mitchell, April Mandrona
R804 R737 Discovery Miles 7 370 Save R67 (8%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Life in the countryside, often perceived as either idyllic or depleted, has long been misrepresented. Challenging the stereotypes and myths that surround the idea of rurality, Our Rural Selves interrogates and represents individual and collective memories of childhood in rural landscapes and small towns. Drawing on visual artifacts whose origins range from the early twentieth century to today, such as photographs, films, objects, picture books, and digital games, contributors offer readings of childhood that are geographically, ethnically, and culturally diverse. They examine the memories of Indigenous children, the experiences of back-to-the-land youth, and boom-or-bust childhoods within the petroleum, farming, and fishing industries. Illustrating often neglected and overlooked aspects of adolescence, this collection suggests new ways of studying social connectedness and collective futures. Innovative and revealing in its use of visual studies, autoethnography, and memory-work, Our Rural Selves explores representation, imagination, and what it means to grow up rural in Canada.

Aspen and the American Dream - How One Town Manages Inequality in the Era of Supergentrification (Hardcover): Jenny Stuber Aspen and the American Dream - How One Town Manages Inequality in the Era of Supergentrification (Hardcover)
Jenny Stuber
R1,347 Discovery Miles 13 470 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

How is it possible for a town to exist where the median household income is about $73,000, but the median home price is about $4,000,000? Boring into the "impossible" math of Aspen, Colorado, Stuber explores how middle-class people have found a way to live in this supergentrified town. Interviewing a range of residents, policymakers, and officials, Stuber shows that what resolves the math equation between incomes and home values in Aspen, Colorado-the X-factor that makes middle-class life possible-is the careful orchestration of diverse class interests within local politics and the community. She explores how this is achieved through a highly regulatory and extractive land use code that provides symbolic and material value to highly affluent investors and part-year residents, as well as less-affluent locals, many of whom benefit from an array of subsidies-including an extensive affordable housing program-that redistribute economic resources in ways that make it possible for middle-class residents to live there. Stuber further examines how Latinos, who provide much of the service work in Aspen and who tend to live outside the town, fit into the social geography of one of the most unequal places in the country. Overall, Stuber argues that the Aspen's ability to balance the interests of its diverse class constituencies is not a foregone conclusion; rather, it is the result of efforts by local stakeholders-citizens, government, developers, and vacationers-to preserve the town's unique feel and value, and "keep Aspen, Aspen" in all its complex dynamics.

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