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ERIC Number: ED066253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Pages: 13
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Some Generalizations of Research Findings on Authority in Poland's Rural Areas.
Dziabala, Stefan
The concept of authority is described as functioning, in Poland's rural areas, as a factor consolidating social ties and integrating the group internally. The historical change the concept has undergone in the rural community is presented through reviews of other research on rural authority. The different types of rural authority discussed are (1) the authority of farmers, (2) authorities with individualistic attitudes and authorities with social attitudes, (3) the authority of the farmer "patriarch" (owner of a fairly large, family type farm who employs hired labor), and (4) the authority of civic leaders. These authorities tend to influence agriculture and agricultural production. Their influence also extends into the spheres of upbringing and educating children, public institutions and organizations, and the rural inhabitants' social behavior. These influences are briefly discussed. (NQ)
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Identifiers: Poland
Note: Paper prepared for Third World Congress of Rural Sociology, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, August 1972