The Encyclopedia of Rural America, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1592372287
  • ISBN-13: 9781592372287
  • DDC: 307.720973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 800 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released June 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

History, sociology, anthropology, and public policy are combined to deliver the encyclopedia destined to become the standard reference work in American rural studies.

From irrigation and marriage to games and mental health, this encyclopedia is the first to explore the contemporary landscape of rural America, placed in historical perspective.

With over 300 articles prepared by leading experts from across the nation, this timely encyclopedia documents and explains the major themes, concepts, industries, concerns, and everyday life of the people and land who make up rural America. Entries range from the industrial sector and government policy to arts and humanities and social and family concerns. Articles explore every aspect of life in rural America.

Encyclopedia of Rural America, with its broad range of coverage, will appeal to high school and college students as well as graduate students, faculty, scholars, and people whose work pertains to rural areas.

Table of Contents

Cover Page.
Half Title.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Introduction.
1: Encyclopedia of Rural America The Land and People Volume 1.
2: Addiction.
3: Adolescents.
4: African Americans.
5: Agrarianism.
6: Agrichemical Industry.
7: Agrichemical Use.
8: Agricultural and Applied Economics.
9: Agricultural and Biological Engineering.
10: Agricultural Ethics.
11: Agricultural and Farmworker Unions.
12: Agricultural Law.
13: Agricultural Organizations.
14: Agricultural Prices.
15: Agricultural Programs.
16: Agriculture.
17: Agriculture, Alternative.
18: Agriculture, Hydroponic.
19: Agriculture, Structure of.
20: Agriculture, Sustainable.
21: Agri/Food System.
22: Agritourism.
23: Agroecology.
24: Agronomy.
25: American Indians (Native Americans).
26: Animal Rights/Welfare.
27: Apiculture.
28: Aquaculture.
29: Architecture.
30: Arts.
31: Asian Pacific Americans.
32: Banking Practices.
33: Barns.
34: Biodiversity.
35: Biotechnology.
36: Bioeconomy.
37: Camps.
38: Careers in Agriculture.
39: Cemeteries.
40: Churches.
41: Civic Agriculture.
42: Climatic Adaptability of Plants.
43: Clothing and Textiles.
44: Commodity Inspection.
45: Community.
46: Community, Sense of.
47: Community Capitals.
48: Community Celebrations.
49: Community Economics.
50: Computers.
51: Conflict, Community.
52: Conflict, Natural Resource.
53: Conflict, Water.
54: Conservation, Energy.
55: Conservation, Soil.
56: Conservation, Water.
57: Consumerism.
58: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service.
59: Cooperatives.
60: Corn Economy.
61: Corn Industry.
62: Country Life Movement.
63: Cowboys.
64: Crime.
65: Crop Surplus.
66: Cropping Systems.
67: Cultural Diversity.
68: Culture.
69: Dairy Farming.
70: Dairy Products.
71: Decentralization.
72: Dental Health Care.
73: Department of Homeland Security and Rural America.
74: Dependence.
75: Desert Landscapes.
76: Development, Asset-based.
77: Development, Community and Economic.
78: Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation.
79: Division of Household Labor.
80: Domestic Violence.
81: Drought.
82: Dryland Farming.
83: Economic Development.
84: Education, Adult.
85: Education, Special.
86: Education, Youth.
87: Educational Curriculum.
88: Educational Facilities.
89: Elders.
90: Electrification.
91: Emergency Management Professionals.
92: Employment.
93: Entrepreneurship.
94: Environmental Ethics.
95: Environmental History.
96: Environmental Movements.
97: Environmental Protection.
98: Environmental Regulations.
99: Environmental Sustainability.
100: Environmentalism.
101: Ethics.
102: Ethnicity.
103: Family.
104: Farm Finance1.
105: Farm Management1.
106: Farms.
107: Feedlots.
108: Films, Rural.
109: Financial Intermediaries.
110: Firefighters.
111: Fisheries Management.
112: Folklore.
113: Food Safety.
114: Foreclosure and Bankruptcy.
115: Forest Products.
116: Foresters.
117: Forestry Industry.
118: Forests.
119: Fringe Benefits.
120: Future of Rural America.
121: Futures Markets.
122: Gambling.
123: Games.
124: Genetically Modified Organisms.
125: Government.
126: Governmental Agencies.
127: Grain Elevators.
128: Grain Farming.
129: Grassland Agriculture.
130: Greenhouses.
131: Groundwater.
132: History, Agricultural.
133: History, Rural.
134: HIV/AIDS.
135: Home Economics (Family and Consumer Sciences).
136: Home-based Work.
137: Homelessness.
138: Horse Industry.
139: Horticulture.
140: Housing.
141: Hydrology.
142: Impact Assessment.
143: Income.
144: Inequality.
145: Infrastructure.
146: Injuries.
147: Insurance.
148: Intergenerational Land Transfer.
149: Irrigation.
150: Jews in Rural America.
151: Labor Unions.
152: Land Reform.
153: Land Stewardship.
154: Land Value.
155: Land-Grant Institutions, 1862.
156: Land-Grant Institutions, 1890.
157: Land-Grant Institutions, 1994.
158: Land Ownership.
159: Latinos.
160: Leadership.
161: Literacy.
162: Literature.
163: Livestock Industry.
164: Livestock Production.
165: Local Food Systems.
166: Manufacturing Industry.
167: Marijuana.
168: Marketing.
169: Markets.
170: Marriage.
171: Measures of Rurality.
172: Mechanization.
173: Media.
174: Mental Health.
175: Mental Health of Older Adults.
176: Methamphetamine Use.
177: Migrant Agricultural Workers.
178: Migration.
179: Military Personnel and Industry.
180: Miners.
181: Mining Industry.
182: Mountains.
183: Municipal Solid Waste Management.
184: Music.