Rural People and Communities in the 21st Century: Resilience and Transformation
March 2011, Polity
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- Provides a well-written and up-to-date overview of the core concerns and literature in rural sociology
- Accessible blend of theory and empirical data on key aspects of studying rural communities in the larger context of society as a whole
- Examines the real and imagined facets of rural life for both rural and metropolitan populations (e.g. economics, demographics, resources, as well as the rural mystique and ideas of nostalgia and tradition)
- David Brown is a leading figure in rural sociology