The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 22: Science and Medicine

Author: James G. Thomas Jr.,Charles Reagan Wilson

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807837431

Category: Reference

Page: 304

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Science and medicine have been critical to southern history and the formation of southern culture. For three centuries, scientists in the South have documented the lush natural world around them and set a lasting tradition of inquiry. The medical history of the region, however, has been at times tragic. Disease, death, and generations of poor health have been the legacy of slavery, the plantation economy, rural life, and poorly planned cities. The essays in this volume explore this legacy as well as recent developments in technology, research, and medicine in the South. Subjects include natural history, slave health, medicine in the Civil War, public health, eugenics, HIV/AIDS, environmental health, and the rise of research institutions and hospitals, to name but a few. With 38 thematic essays, 44 topical entries, and a comprehensive overview essay, this volume offers an authoritative reference to science and medicine in the American South.

The Rural Gothic in American Popular Culture

Backwoods Horror and Terror in the Wilderness

Author: B. Murphy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137353724

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 257

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The Rural Gothic in American Popular Culture argues that complex and often negative initial responses of early European settlers continue to influence American horror and gothic narratives to this day. The book undertakes a detailed analysis of key literary and filmic texts situated within consideration of specific contexts.

Tourism, Planning, and Community Development

Author: Rhonda Phillips,Sherma Roberts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113571195X

Category: Social Science

Page: 146

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The intersection of community development, tourism and planning is a fascinating one. Tourism has long been used as a development strategy, in both developed and developing countries, from the national to local levels. These approaches have typically focused on economic dimensions with decisions about tourism investments, policies and venues driven by these economic considerations. More recently, the conversation has shifted to include other aspects – social and environmental – to better reflect sustainable development concepts. Perhaps most importantly is the richer focus on the inclusion of stakeholders. An inclusionary, participatory approach is an essential ingredient of community development and this brings both fields even closer together. It reflects an approach aimed at building on strengths in communities, and fostering social capacity and capital. In this book, the dimensions of the role tourism plays in community development are explored. A panoply of perspectives are presented, tackling such questions as, can tourism heal? How can tourism development serve as a catalyst to overcome social injustices and cultural divides? This book was originally published as a special issue of Community Development.

Rural Aging in 21st Century America

Author: Nina Glasgow,E. Helen Berry

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400755678

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

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This book investigates sociological, demographic and geographic aspects of aging in rural and nonmetropolitan areas of the United States. Population aging is one of the most important trends of the 20th and 21st centuries, and it is occurring worldwide, especially in more developed countries such as the United States. Population aging is more rapid in rural than urban areas of the U.S. In 2010, 15 percent of the nonmetropolitan compared to 12 percent of the metropolitan population were 65 years of age and older. By definition rural communities have smaller sized populations, and more limited healthcare, transportation and other aging-relevant services than do urban areas. It is thus especially important to study and understand aging in rural environments. Rural Aging in 21st Century America contributes evidence-based, policy-relevant information on rural aging in the U.S. A primary objective of the book is to improve understanding of what makes the experience of rural aging different from aging in urban areas and to increase understanding of the aged change the nature of rural places. The book addresses unique features of rural aging across economic, racial/ethnic, migration and other structures and patterns, all with a focus on debunking myths about rural aging and to emphasize opportunities and challenges that rural places and older people experience.

Rural Education for the Twenty-first Century

Identity, Place, and Community in a Globalizing World

Author: Kai A. Schafft,Alecia Youngblood Jackson

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271036826

Category: Education

Page: 311

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"A collection of essays examining the various social, cultural, and economic intersections of rural place and global space, as viewed through the lens of education. Explores practices that offer both problems and possibilities for the future of rural schools and communities, in the United States and abroad"--Provided by publisher.

Frontiers in Resource and Rural Economics

"Human-Nature, Rural-Urban Interdependencies"

Author: Wu JunJie,Paul W Barkley,Bruce A Weber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113652584X

Category: Law

Page: 266

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Most land in the United States is in rural areas, as are the sources of most of its fresh water and almost all its other natural resources. One of the first books to approach resource economics and rural studies as fundamentally interconnected areas of study, Frontiers in Resource and Rural Economics integrates the work of 18 leading scholars in resource economics, rural economics, rural sociology and political science in order to focus on two complex interdependencies-one pertaining to natural resources and human welfare, the other to urban and rural communities and their economies. The book reviews the past 50 years of scholarship in both natural resource and rural economics. It contrasts their different intellectual and practical approaches and considers how they might be refocused in light of pressing demands on human and natural systems. It then proposes a 'new rural economics' that acknowledges the full range of human-ecosystem and urban-rural interdependencies. It explores the relationship between natural resources and economic growth, and considers the prospects for amenity-driven growth that would benefit both new and traditional inhabitants of rural areas. Later chapters explore the politics of place, spatial economics, strategies for reducing rural poverty, and prospects for linking rural and environmental governance. Throughout, the book emphasizes innovative research methods that integrate natural resource, environmental, and rural economics.

Financing Economic Development in the 21st Century

Author: Sammis B. White,Richard D. Bingham,Edward W. Hill

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765608307

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 366

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Selected Contents: Part 1. Introduction1. Local Economic Development and Its Finance: An Introduction, Stephen Malpezzi2. What Public Finance Do State Constitutions Allow? Ferdinand P. SchoettlePart 2. The Developer Pays3. Tax Incremental Financing in Theory and Practice; Rachel Weber4. Adding a Stick to the Carrot: Location Incentives with Clawbacks, Larry Ledebur and Douglas Woodward5. Development Exactions, Michael T. Peddle and Roger K. DahlstromPart 3. Public Financing6. Enterprise Zone Incentives: How Effective Are They? Alan Peters and Peter Fisher7. The Efficacy of Local Economic Development Incentives, Rod Hissong8. Incentives and Economic Development: The Case of BMW in South Carolina, Donald Schunk and Douglas Woodward9. Revolving Loan Funds, Kelly Robinson10. Financing Neighborhood Businesses: Collaborative Strategies, Beverly McLean and James BatesPart 4. Special Situations11. Urban Tourism and Financing Professional Sports Facilities, Ziona Austrian and Mark S. Rosentraub12. Financing Redevelopment of Brownfields, Peter B. Meyer and Kristen R. Yount13. Financing Public Investment in Retail Development, William M. Bowen, Kimberly Winson, and Robert Simons14. Rural Economic Development, John MagillPart 5. Private Finance15. Use of Bank Credit to Finance Small Businesses, Timothy Bates16. Business Angels, Adam Bock17. Venture Capital, David E. Arnstein

Challenges to Asian Urbanization in the 21st Century

Author: Ashok K. Dutt,A.G. Noble,G. Venugopal,S. Subbiah

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402015763

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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This book is unique in the sense that it brings forth the nature and characteristics of 21st century Asian urbanization. It provides a basic framework, particularly as it relates to the patterns, characteristics and problems associated with urbanization. Urban structural models are discussed in relation to their applicability and non-applicability. It is pointed out that if the 19th and 20th centuries were for Europe and America, the 21st century is for Asia; and the more so when we consider the prospects of urbanization and economic growth. This book is of relevance to researchers and students working in the fields of social geography, Asian studies, urban economies, urban and regional planning and social issues.