Journal of Rural Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 1, 2013

Are Rural People More Anti-Immigrant Than Urban People? a Comparison of Attitudes toward Immigration in the United States
ABSTRACTImmigration to the United States has increased markedly in the past two decades, including significant growth in rural areas. Using General Social Survey data we compare rural and urban attitudes toward immigration in the United States. Our analyses...
Differing Perspectives on Biofuels: Analysis of National, Regional, and State Newspaper Coverage
ABSTRACTWe examined national, regional, and Alabama newspaper coverage of biofuels development to observe variation in coverage and to understand the role of media on controversial issues of national importance. The years covered, 2007-2009, coincided...
Geographical Indications in Brazilian Food Markets: Quality Conventions, Institutionalization, and Path Dependence
ABSTRACTThis paper discusses the institutionalization of the Geographical Indications (GI) system in Brazil. Emphasis is placed on the evaluative disputes underway in hybrid forums where different actors seek to build compromises concerning production...
"Small" Farmers, Big Challenges: A Needs Assessment of Florida Small-Scale Farmers' Production Challenges and Training Needs*
ABSTRACTSmall-scale farmers are faced with many challenges on a daily basis. In addition, they have several needs that, if fulfilled, could help reduce some of their challenges. The small-scale farmer remains an ideal target audience for Extension staff...
The Twilight of Forks?: The Effect of Social Infrasturcture on Film Tourism and Community Development in Forks, Wa*
ABSTRACTIn the midst of economic decline caused by a drop in forest-related jobs, Forks, WA was ready to redefine itself by the early 2000s. With the help of Stephenie Meyer's successful Twilight series, which was set in Forks, community leaders embraced...
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