Community Connections, Resources, and People

Sonya Salamon

in Newcomers to Old Towns

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print January 2003 | ISBN: 9780226734125
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226734118 | DOI:
Community Connections, Resources, and People

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This chapter describes the people and community connections in rural midwestern towns in the U.S. A study reveals that these people love their community and they prefer local life than life anywhere else. They are bound not by local ambience but they equate people or other community members with their sense of a good place to live. Community serves as a metaphor for their intimately connected lives. This chapter examines the social and physical transformation in agrarian communities and argues that neighborhoodization is the postagrarian community outcome of the rural regional suburbanization process.

Keywords: community connections; rural midwestern towns; U.S.; connected lives; agrarian communities; neighborhoodization; suburbanization

Chapter.  11258 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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