Prairie Town: Redefining Rural Life in the Age of Globalization (Critical Perspectives Series: A Book Series Dedicated to Paulo Freire)

Prairie Town: Redefining Rural Life in the Age of Globalization (Critical Perspectives Series: A Book Series Dedicated to Paulo Freire)

By: Jacqueline Edmondson (author)Paperback

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Description

Prairie Town describes the contemporary rural condition and efforts to sustain rural life in one small Minnesota community at the turn of the 21st century. The book considers the rural literacies that circulate in this community as residents work to redefine their position within the context of globalization. Prairie Town's story offers us hope as we learn that neoliberalism is not inevitable, nor is the demise of rural America. Instead, we learn that not everything can be bought and sold, and disidentification with dominant societal structures is possible within a participatory democratic society.

About Author

Jacqueline Edmondson is assistant professor at Pennsylvania State University.

Contents

1 Acknowledgements 2 Introduction 3 Part One: The Contemporary Rural Condition 4 Chapter 1: Rural Community in a Global Village: The View from Prairie Town 5 Chapter 2: Agricultural Policy and Labor Issues in Rural Minnesota 6 Part Two: Rural Literacies 7 Chapter 3: Traditional Rural Literacy 8 Chapter 4: Neoliberalism and Rural Literacy 9 Part Three: Toward a New Rural Literacy 10 Chapter 5: The Prairie Renaissance 11 Chapter 6: Joining Hands: Connecting Prairie Town to the World, and the World to Prairie Town 12 References 13 Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742519428
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9780742519428
  • weight: 259
  • ISBN10: 0742519422

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