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SOC 2080
Anthony Winson

SOC 2080Rural Sociology emerged in USA romanticised vision of small townfarms early rural sociology land grant institutions emerged intellectual focus key institutions of rural society religion health care law politics economics in rural and small towns attention paid to how rural life was different than emerging urban society dominant paradigm was one that focused on diff issues in rural communityhow they function structural functional approach to societylooked at society as a system Compared society to biological organisms how parts of the body have diff functions so does societyif one part starts to malfunction it affects everything is society a biological organism most say noclergy involved in early rural soc Many problems malnutrition poverty mass unemployment farmers having a lot of problems in all forms of society overall the approach was one of consensus of issues and didnt look at issues of conflictHarold Inniswrote about impact of the production of raw resourceshistorical production of staples production fur trade fishery on the coaststhwheat and lumber timbretimbre economy was huge in 19
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