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Rural communities

See below for a selection of the latest books from Rural communities category. Presented with a red border are the Rural communities books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Rural communities books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Research On Community Construction In Rural China

Research On Community Construction In Rural China

Author: Jiquan (Central China Normal Univ, China) Xiang Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/03/2020

Rural community construction is an important topic of study in China. This book examines the development of various construction models, the reasons behind their emergence, and provides analyses based on their characteristics, problems, and trends.It offers insights from a historical perspective, through the study of organizational bases, structural functions, behavioral patterns and their roles in national governance, as well as social systems of rural communities in different periods.This book is also integrated with comparative analyses on urban and rural communities, and comprises of examples from China and other countries, including United States, Japan, South Korea, and more.

The Last Cowboys A Pioneer Family in the New West

The Last Cowboys A Pioneer Family in the New West

Author: John Branch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/01/2020

The Last Cowboys is Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter John Branch's epic tale of one American family struggling to hold on to the fading vestiges of the Old West. For generations, the Wrights of southern Utah have raised cattle and world-champion saddle-bronc riders-many call them the most successful rodeo family in history. Now they find themselves fighting to save their land and livelihood as the West is transformed by urbanization, battered by drought, and rearranged by public-land disputes. Could rodeo, of all things, be the answer? Written with great lyricism and filled with vivid scenes of heartache and broken bones, The Last Cowboys is a powerful testament to the grit and integrity that fuel the American Dream.

Coffee And The Growth of Agrarian Capitalism in Nineteenth-Century Puerto Rico

Coffee And The Growth of Agrarian Capitalism in Nineteenth-Century Puerto Rico

Author: Laird W. Bergad Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/01/2020

The Description for this book, Coffee And The Growth of Agrarian Capitalism in Nineteenth-Century Puerto Rico, will be forthcoming.

Coffee And The Growth of Agrarian Capitalism in Nineteenth-Century Puerto Rico

Coffee And The Growth of Agrarian Capitalism in Nineteenth-Century Puerto Rico

Author: Laird W. Bergad Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/01/2020

The Description for this book, Coffee And The Growth of Agrarian Capitalism in Nineteenth-Century Puerto Rico, will be forthcoming.

Storm Lake Change, Resilience, and Hope in America's Heartland

Storm Lake Change, Resilience, and Hope in America's Heartland

Author: Cullen Art Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2020

In this timely book, Cullen describes the dramatic change in politics, agriculture, the environment, and immigration to Storm Lake over the course of his career. With typical Iowan optimism and stubbornness, Art Cullen investigates whether Iowa is a bellwether for America, a nostalgic mirage from The Music Man, or a harbinger of America s future. The result is an unsentimental ode to America's heartland - a story of reinvention and resilience, environmental and economic struggle, and surprising diversity and hope.

A Peculiar People Iowa's Old Order Amish

A Peculiar People Iowa's Old Order Amish

Author: Elmer Schwieder, Dorothy Schwieder, Thomas J. Morain Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/01/2020

Now back in print with a new essay, this classic of Iowa history focuses on the Old Order Amish Mennonites, the state's most distinctive religious minority. Sociologist Elmer Schwieder and historian Dorothy Schwieder began their research with the largest group of Old Order Amish in the state in April 1970; they extended their studies and friendships in later years to other Old Order settlements as well as the slightly less conservative Beachy Amish. A Peculiar People explores the origin and growth of the Old Order Amish in Iowa, their religious practices, economic organization, family life, the formation of new communities, and the vital issue of education. Thomas Morain's new essay describes issues for the Iowa Amish from the 1970s to today. The growth of utopian Amish communities across the nation, changes in occupation, the current state of education and health care, and the conscious balance between modern and traditional ways are reflected in an essay that describes how the Old Order dedication to Gelassenheit - the yielding of self to the interests of the larger community - has served its members well into the twenty-first century.

Statutory Recognition of Customary Land Rights in Africa An Investigation into Best Practices for Lawmaking and Implementation

Statutory Recognition of Customary Land Rights in Africa An Investigation into Best Practices for Lawmaking and Implementation

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2020

Provides guidance on how best to recognise and protect the land rights of the rural poor and investigates the various over-arching issues related to the statutory recognition of customary land rights. It cautions lawmakers that even excellent laws may, in their implementation, fall prey to political manipulation and suggests various oversight and accountability mechanisms.

Preparing and Accessing Decent Work Amongst Rural Youth in Cambodia

Preparing and Accessing Decent Work Amongst Rural Youth in Cambodia

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2019

This study aims to assess the skills and training needs of rural youth in Cambodia and to develop recommendations on how to foster their access to decent employment. The needs assessment was conducted in the provinces of Kampong Chhnang, Battambang and Kampong Cham. The study highlights the limited decent employment opportunities that currently exist along various agricultural value chains in rural Cambodia. Poverty and the structural problems of the agricultural sector are the main barriers for youth in accessing decent rural employment. A substantial enhancement of the education system, combined with the provision of appropriate training services to ensure successful school-to-work transition, is seen as necessary to tackle these challenges. A well-balanced policy mix reflecting national and local circumstances can boost employment opportunities and create an environment that enables rural youth. Building on previous research on agriculture in Cambodia, this study argues that agricultural transformation requires promotion of agribusiness enterprises, support to community-managed farmer organizations and promotion of agropreneurs, as well as investment in agricultural and rural development, particularly in infrastructure, energy, water, education and health. Moreover, as most young people entering agriculture are self-employed and work as small-scale farmers, training in rural areas should focus on the skills required to be self-employed.

African Perspectives on Reshaping Rural Development

African Perspectives on Reshaping Rural Development

Author: Mavhungu Abel Mafukata Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/12/2019

Development studies in developing regions such as Southern Africa rely heavily on materials developed by Europeans with a European context. European dominance in development studies emanates from the fact that the discipline was first developed by Europeans. Some argue that this has led to distortions in theory and practice of development in Southern Africa. This book wishes to begin Africa's expedition to develop proper material to de-Westernize while Africanizing the context of the scholarship of rural development. African Perspectives on Reshaping Rural Development is an essential reference source that repositions the context of rural development studies from the Western-centric knowledge system into an African context in order to solve African-centered problems. Featuring research on topics such as food security, poverty reduction, and community engagement, this book is ideally designed for planners, researchers, practitioners, policymakers, government officials, academicians, and students seeking clarity on theory and practice of development in Africa.

In Search of Appalachia

In Search of Appalachia

Author: Nancy Brown Diggs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2019

After writing extensively about different cultures, Nancy Brown Diggs chose to focus on one closer to her own, the Appalachian, and was surprised to learn that it is her own-and quite different from the image conveyed by the media. Rich in anecdotes and interviews that bring her research to life, this book offers a study of Appalachians today and explores what they are truly like, and why, concluding that is a culture to be celebrated, not denigrated.

Country Matters

Country Matters

Author: Clare Leighton, Kate Adie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

In this book, originally published in 1937, the acclaimed writer and engraver Clare Leighton takes us on a tour of her favourite country subjects, from picking primroses and the local pub, to tramps and the flower show. With her senses perfectly attuned to her part of southern England in the Chiltern hills, Leighton gently explores rural culture and landscapes with affectionate pen-portraits and her wonderful, bold engravings of people at work in the country.