Rural Land Tenure in the United States: A Socio-Economic Approach to Problems, Programs, and Trends

By Alvin L. Bertrand; Floyd L. Corty et al. | Go to book overview
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Preface

THE PREOCCUPATION OF agricultural economists, rural sociologists and others with land tenure research during the last fifty years predestined this book. It is the logical outgrowth of two major concerns of specialists in the field. The first stems from the lack of a volume which pulls together, in succinct and systematically organized fashion, the information contained in the many fine studies in the field. The second major concern is related to the need for presenting tenure problems in their total social aspect and not separately from the economic or sociological point of view. The importance of the latter is reflected in numerous recent discussions and formal papers relating to land tenure.

A clue to the features of this book which set it apart from previously published works on land tenure is found in the above. Specifically, four features make it a unique contribution to the field. First, it is an attempt at a systematic presentation of the voluminous current research knowledge in the field of land tenure. The first-hand information and wide acquaintance with tenure research agencies by the specialists writing each chapter will be readily apparent to the reader. In this regard, many tenure publications treating specialized problems have not been widely publicized and consequently have escaped the attention of potentially interested persons.

A second feature of this book which stands out is its interdisciplinary approach, combining sociological and economic understandings. Although various chapters have been written by professionals in one or the other field, all chapters have been reviewed by persons representing the second discipline. As a matter of fact, chapter outlines were reviewed and revised by a joint committee before work was started on the individual chapters.

The third feature which makes this book distinctive is its emphasis on change. It was recognized that tenure relations, as rural-social relations in general, were dynamic and transitional. Technological

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