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Newcomers to Old Towns: Suburbanization of the Heartland

Newcomers to Old Towns: Suburbanization of the Heartland (Paperback)

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Although the death of the small town has been predicted for decades, during the 1990s the population of rural America actually increased by more than three million people. In this book, Sonya Salamon considers these rural newcomers and their impact on the social relationships, public spaces, and community resources of small-town America. Through detailed ethnographic studies of six small towns in central Illinois, Salamon explains how these population changes often cause a suburbanization that erodes the close-knit small-town community, with especially severe consequences for youth. To successfully combat the homogenization of the heartland, Salamon argues, newcomers must work with the original residents to together sustain the vital aspects of community life and identity that first drew them to small towns. An illustration of the rising significance of the small town, Salamon's work is an important contribution to the ongoing discussion of social capital and the study of the transformation and definition of communities.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsRural communities Publisher: The University of Chicago Press Publication Date: 01/09/2007 ISBN-13: 9780226734132  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Sonya Salamon is professor emerita at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and research professor at the University of Texas at Dallas. She is the author of Prairie Patrimony: Family, Farming, and Community in the Midwest.

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