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Sonmez, Abdulkerim – Rural Sociology, 2008
This paper addresses two interrelated issues that have assumed major political significance in the handling of the Kurdish question in Turkey. The first is the impact of violence and resulting internal displacement in Eastern and Southeastern Turkey on rural-agrarian change. The second concerns the implications of the structural change and social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Change, Human Geography, Population Trends
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Wilkinson, Kenneth P. – Rural Sociology, 1984
Argues that structural cleavages provoke social disruptions where opportunities are conducive. Thus, combinations of rurality with particular structural cleavages predict specific disruption patterns. Data from northeastern United States indicate that rurality, combined with other population characteristics (provocation, ascriptive inequality,…
Descriptors: Blacks, Divorce, Interpersonal Relationship, Multivariate Analysis
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Lee, Matthew R.; Maume, Michael O.; Ousey, Graham C. – Rural Sociology, 2003
This study extends the macro-level criminological research tradition by examining the links between socioeconomic disadvantage, poverty concentration, and homicide in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan U.S. counties. Most research in this tradition has tested structural theories using urban areas as the unit of analysis. This "urban bias"…
Descriptors: Poverty, Homicide, Urban Areas, Metropolitan Areas