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Landscape Series

People, Places and Landscapes

Social Change in High Amenity Rural Areas

Authors: Krannich, Richard S., Luloff, A. E., Field, Donald R.

  • Well-respected authors who are leaders in their field
  • An important and timely topic of study addressed at multiple scales
  • Focuses on an important area in the US but with applicability to regions facing similar changes around the world
  • Links natural resource management and change to sociological and developmental issues facing rural areas
  • Combines theoretical perspective with analysis of direct relevance to practitioners
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About this book

This volume is a cogent empirical analysis of the interplay between a region’s natural amenities and its socioeconomic  evolution. It focuses on the rural sectors of America’s Intermountain West region, which lies between the Cascades and Sierra Nevada mountains to the west and the Rocky Mountains to the east. Coherently structured and meticulously detailed, it adds much to our understanding of the ways an area’s forests, lakes, mountains, parkland and historic attractions affect residents’ sense of well-being as well as the sociodemographic and economic changes they experience. The book examines patterns of growth and change linked to the emergence of ‘New West’ conditions, assessing their implications for the wider community as well as discussing the impact these trends could have on the consumption of natural resources. It also points to ways in which communities and their development can be managed sustainably.

 

The tight geographical focus of this valuable resource ensures a depth of analysis which can be applied to similar regions worldwide. Based on a large-scale, random-sample survey of both full-time and seasonal residents, it provides a much-needed overview of the macro-level economic, demographic, and social transformations affecting rural communities in America. As such, the book has relevance for all researchers concerned with rural development, the changes impacting rural landscapes, and natural resource management.

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“The book will be of interest to scholars and practitioners concerned with rural and regional change and development. … This book is highly recommended to academic researchers, as well as citizens and their decision-makers, planners, and managers struggling with amenity-led sociocultural, economic, and biophysical transformations of rural communities and their natural ecologies.” (Laurence A. G. Moss, Mountain Research and Development, Vol. 34 (1), February, 2014)

“This book represents a career-long collaboration among Krannich (sociology, Utah State Univ.), Luloff (rural sociology, Penn State), and Field (forest and wildlife ecology, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison). They bring together a range of methods and levels of analysis; subregional and community data are nested in regional-level changes. … it is an exemplary regional study and makes important contributions to rural sociology, planning, and environmental policy. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate level and beyond.” (A. C. S. Swords, Choice, Vol. 49 (5), January, 2012)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Krannich, Richard S. (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Putting Rural Community Change in Perspective

    Krannich, Richard S. (et al.)

    Pages 9-25

  • A Sociodemographic Portrait of the Intermountain West

    Krannich, Richard S. (et al.)

    Pages 27-43

  • “Old West” and “New West”: A Regional Perspective

    Krannich, Richard S. (et al.)

    Pages 45-62

  • A New and Different People: Sociodemographic Changes in Southwest Utah

    Krannich, Richard S. (et al.)

    Pages 63-79

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-1263-8
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-1262-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3635-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
People, Places and Landscapes
Book Subtitle
Social Change in High Amenity Rural Areas
Authors
Series Title
Landscape Series
Series Volume
14
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1263-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1263-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1262-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3635-1
Series ISSN
1572-7742
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 170
Topics