ERIC Number: ED443643
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Too Few Tomorrows: Urban Appalachians in the 1980's.
Obermiller, Phillip J., Ed.; Philliber, William W., Ed.
Between 1940 and 1970, an estimated three million people left their home places in Appalachia to migrate to industrial centers in search of jobs. Many became long-time dwellers in the urban underclass. Others who found secure employment struggled with questions of identity and cultural negation and continued to consider their rural origins as "home." This book examines the view of urban Appalachians as a distinct ethnic group; documents the characteristics of Appalachian migrants; and looks at urban Appalachian family, youth, and participation in politics and education. Chapters are: (1) "Too Few Tomorrows" (Thomas E. Wagner); (2) "A Decade in Review: The Development of the Ethnic Model in Urban Appalachian Studies" (Michael E. Maloney); (3) "Appalachians in Midwestern Cities: Regionalism as a Basis of Ethnic Group Formation" (William W. Philliber, Phillip J. Obermiller); (4) "Urban Appalachians & Canadian Maritime Migrants: Comparative Study of Emergent Ethnicity" (Martin N. Marger, Phillip J. Obermiller); (5) "Labeling Urban Appalachians" (Phillip J. Obermiller); (6) "The Ethnic Entrepreneur in the Urban Appalachian Community" (Sharlotte K. Neely); (7) "Moving on: Recent Patterns of Appalachian Migration" (Phillip J. Obermiller, Robert W. Oldendick); (8) "The Changing Composition of Appalachian Migrants" (William W. Philliber); (9) "Two Studies of Appalachian Civic Involvement" (Phillip J. Obermiller, Robert W. Oldendick); (10) "The Impact of the Urban Milieu on the Appalachian Family Type" (James K. Crissman); (11) "Effects of Schools & Schooling on Appalachian Children in Cincinnati" (Michael E. Maloney, Kathryn M. Borman); (12) "Appalachian Youth in Cultural Transition" (Clyde B. McCoy, H. Virginia McCoy); and (13) "Black Appalachian Migrants: The Issue of Dual Minority Status" (William W. Philliber, Phillip J. Obermiller). Also included are a preface by Maureen R. Sullivan and "Conclusion: The Future for Appalachians in Urban Areas," by William W. Philliber. (Contains an extensive bibliography and an index.) (SV)
Descriptors: Appalachian Studies, Cultural Differences, Culture Conflict, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnicity, Migrants, Rural to Urban Migration, Student School Relationship, Subcultures, Urban Areas, Urban Population, Youth Problems
Appalachian Consortium Press, University Hall, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608; Tel (toll-free): 888-557-8163 ($8.95 plus $3.25 shipping).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Appalachian Consortium, Inc., Boone, NC.