ERIC Number: ED026160
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Public Affairs Series. No. 3, The Rural Society in Transition; An Historical Examination of the Rural Society with Emphasis on Ways To Assist our Rural Society to Maximize Its Economic and Social Positions During the Present Period of Rapid Transition to an Urban-Industrial Culture.
Nesius, Ernest J.
Four lectures are directed at reviewing and analyzing the changes that have taken place over the years in the structure and society of agriculture. An historical review of changes in American rural life points out that rural society is in a rapid period of transition toward urban-industrial culture. Agricultural development and technological advancements are examined in pointing out the dilemma of agriculture and the need for rural and agricultural planning. The effects of urbanization and efforts to place a new focus on life in rural areas are reviewed. The general lack of concern for what is occurring is cited to emphasize the need to reevaluate social structures and institutions serving the rural countryside. Effort is encouraged toward establishment of a new or modified structure which would equalize the level of living and the quality of life with those of urban areas. (SW)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Agricultural Production, Agricultural Trends, Change Agents, Community Change, Family Structure, Farm Management, Rural Areas, Rural Development, Rural Economics, Rural Environment, Rural Family, Rural Farm Residents, Rural Population, Rural Urban Differences, Technological Advancement, Urbanization
Office of Res. and Dev., W. Va. Center for Applachian Stud. and Dev., W. Va. Univ., Morgantown, W. Va. 26506 (PAS-3, $1.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Virginia Univ., Morgantown. Appalachian Center.