Changing Rural Social Systems: Adaptation and Survival


Can Structural-Functionalism be revised to account for adverse changes in these rural social systems? Can theoretical revisions then guide new forms of rural development in which communities rebuild familial and occupational systems so that social inequalities converge? In these essays, the answers to both questions invite new propositions on how rural social systems are organized.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • William P. O'Hare
  • Jon H. Rieger
  • Rita S. Gallin
  • Daniel C. Clay
  • Theobald Kampayana
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • East Lansing, MI
Publication year:
  • 1997


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