Rural People and Communities in the 21st Century

Supplemental Materials

Welcome to this website for use in teaching and learning alongside Rural People and Communities in the 21st Century! This page links to specially crafted supplemental resources, put together with Annie Maselli of Penn State University. We hope you find these useful and that they help you further engage with our book.

Here you will find thought-provoking discussion points, numerous exercises to apply your knowledge, and podcast introductions to each chapter. Click below for the resources relating to each of the following chapters:

Chapter 1 Rurality in Metropolitan Societies
Chapter 2 Urbanization and Population Redistribution
Chapter 3 Rural Politics and Governance
Chapter 4 Understanding Community in Rural Society
Chapter 5 Community Institutions in Rural Society
Chapter 6 Natural Resources and Social Change
Chapter 7 Youth, Aging, and the Life Course
Chapter 8 Racial and Ethnic Minorities in Rural Areas
Chapter 9 Making a Living in Rural Communities
Chapter 10 Farms, Farmers, and Farming in Contemporary Rural Society
Chapter 11 Poverty Across Rural People and Places