ERIC Number: ED308997
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
National Rural Studies Committee: A Proceedings (1st, Hood River, Oregon, May 24-25, 1988).
Castle, Emery, Ed.; Baldwin, Barbara, Ed.
The purposes of the National Rural Studies Committee (NRSC) are to develop a comprehensive and coherent framework for viewing rural area problems, and to provide legitimacy for rural studies as an academic field of specialization. This first NRSC meeting focused on the picture of rural America drawn in American literature, the nature of employment in rural areas, major issues affecting rural economic development, the stresses of rural living, characteristics of the Pacific Northwest, and preservation of the Columbia River Gorge. Presentations included (1) "Country Books, City Writers: America's Rural Literature" by W. Howarth; (2) "Country Bards and Town Reviewers" by L. Hudson; (3) "Non-Extractive Employment Outside Metropolitan Areas" by E. S. Mills and G. Chodes; (4) "Rural Economic Development: Opportunities and Obstacles" by S. Batie; (5) "Beyond the Rural Population Turnaround: Implications for Rural Economic Development" by D. L. Brown; (6) "Meadows and Mountains, Fields and Forests, Storms and Stresses--The Rural Picture" by M. B. Lamberts; (7) "Rural Economic Development" by P. M. Cunningham; (8) "The Pacific Northwest: Physical, Economic, and Social Characteristics" by T. J. Maresh; (9) "Forces that Led to the Establishment of the Columbia River Gorge Commission" by S. Hansell; (10) "Visions, Change, and Worlds in the Columbia River Gorge" by A. L. Gallagher; and (11) "Traditional Industries of the Columbia River Gorge" by P. E. Crawford. (SV)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Western Rural Development Center, Corvallis, OR.
Identifiers: Columbia River Gorge; National Rural Studies Committee; Pacific Northwest