ERIC Number: ED173061
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Rural Sociology in the South, 1977. Proceedings of 1977 Annual Meeting of the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists, Rural Sociology Section (Atlanta, Georgia, February 6-9, 1977).
Mookherjee, Harsha N., Ed.
"Rural Sociology: A Field of Basic and Applied Research" was the theme of the 1977 annual meeting. Participants at the convention heard 50 reports in 14 sessions, as well as five special panels and two special sessions. Most of the papers, research reports and essays presented in the sessions are included in this document and serve as the meeting proceedings. The 44 papers are organized into twelve sections. Section One on population has three papers; Section Two, dealing with quality of life, contains four papers. The third section has two papers on occupations and in the fourth section are seven papers on aspects of education in the rural South. In Section Five are four papers regarding status attainment research; two papers on mental health are in Section Six. Section Seven contains four papers on policy research. "Rural Development and Social Change" is the title of Section Eight which contains six papers. The ninth section has three papers on evaluation of rural development programs and the tenth section has three on environment and recreation. Three papers in Section Eleven treat rural health care services. The "Pot Pourri" section has three papers bearing the titles of "Attitudes Toward Local Police: A New Look at the Racial Variable"; "Misinformation: A Basic Problem for Community Correction Agencies"; and "Comparative Organizational Properties and Interdependence in Interorganizational Dyads". Appendices list meeting participants and the 1977 program of the Rural Sociology Section. (DS)
Descriptors: American Indians, Area Studies, Career Planning, Citizen Participation, Community Attitudes, Conference Reports, Environmental Influences, Health Services, Mental Health, Mexican Americans, Policy Formation, Population Trends, Program Evaluation, Quality of Life, Recreation, Rural Areas, Rural Development, Rural Education, Rural Population, Social Change, Unemployment
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Tennessee Technological Univ., Cookeville.
Authoring Institution: Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists. Rural Sociology Section.