Critical Rural Theory provides an exploratory foundation for anyone interested in examining the hegemonic power of urbanization and its impacts on rural people and places. This book is without parallel in the rural sociological literature for its commitment to uncovering the power of culture in addition to structure and space in maintaining urban power.
Alexander R. Thomas is associate professor of sociology at SUNY College at Oneonta. He is also the author of The Evolution of the Ancient City: Urban Theory and the Archaeology of the Fertile Crescent. Brian Lowe is assistant professor of sociology at SUNY College at Oneonta. Greg Fulkerson is assistant professor of sociology at SUNY College at Oneonta. Polly Smith is assistant professor of sociology at Utica College.
Chapter 1: What is Rural? Part 2 Part I: Structure Chapter 3 Chapter 2: Rural Political Economy Chapter 4 Chapter 3: Rural Space Part 5 Part II: Space Chapter 6 Chapter 4: Structuration in the Catskills Chapter 7 Chapter 5: Space and Simulacra Part 8 Part III: Culture Chapter 9 Chapter 6: Rural Representations Chapter 10 Chapter 7: Urbanormativity Chapter 11 Chapter 8: Structure, Space, and Culture Chapter 12 Appendix A: Catskill Urbanization Scale Chapter 13 Appendix B: Comparing Downtowns