FROM INGENIOUS TO IGNORANT, FROM IDYLLIC TO BACKWARDS: Representations of Rural Life in Six U.S. Textbooks over Half a Century

Aimee Howley, Karen Eppley, Marged H. Dudek

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During the last six decades, rural America has changed in significant ways (Lobao & Meyer, 2001). Whereas many of these changes have been structural in nature-relating to economic changes and demographic shifts-others have been rhetorical, relating to how rural people, places, and contributions are viewed by the nation as a whole (Cook & Beck, 1991; Foster & Hummerl, 1997).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication(Re)Constructing Memory
Subtitle of host publicationTextbooks, Identity, Nation, and State
PublisherSense Publishers
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9789463005098
ISBN (Print)9789463005081
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences

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