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The Resource For-profit democracy : why the government is losing the trust of rural America, Loka Ashwood

For-profit democracy : why the government is losing the trust of rural America, Loka Ashwood

Label
For-profit democracy : why the government is losing the trust of rural America
Title
For-profit democracy
Title remainder
why the government is losing the trust of rural America
Statement of responsibility
Loka Ashwood
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A fascinating sociological assessment of the damaging effects of the for-profit partnership between government and corporation on rural Americans. Why is government distrust rampant, especially in the rural United States? This book offers a simple explanation: corporations and the government together dispossess rural people of their prosperity, and even their property. Based on four years of fieldwork, this eye-opening assessment by sociologist Loka Ashwood plays out in a mixed-race Georgia community that hosted the first nuclear power reactors sanctioned by the government in three decades. This work serves as an explanatory mirror of prominent trends in current American politics. Churches become havens for redemption, poaching a means of retribution, guns a tool of self-defense, and nuclear power a faltering solution to global warming as governance strays from democratic principles. In the absence of hope or trust in rulers, rural racial tensions fester and divide. The book tells of the rebellion that unfolds as the rights of corporations supersede the rights of humans
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ashwood, Loka L
Dewey number
  • 303.38
  • 306.0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HN59.2
  • HT421
  • HN59.2
  • JK31
LC item number
  • .A847 2018
  • .A84 2018
  • .A84 2018
  • .A84 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Yale Agrarian studies series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rural population
  • United States
  • Sociology, Rural
  • United States
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
  • Politics and government
  • Public opinion
  • United States
Label
For-profit democracy : why the government is losing the trust of rural America, Loka Ashwood
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • The transcendent people
  • Freedom under the gun
  • Recovery.
  • The moral economy's freedom
  • Reaction.
  • Welcome to Burke County
  • For-profit democracy
  • Meltdown.
  • The moral economy of democracy
  • The rule of numbers
  • Fallout.
  • The rural rebel
Control code
1005124902
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xv, 306 pages
Isbn
9780300215359
Lccn
2017961557
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdacontent
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1005124902
Label
For-profit democracy : why the government is losing the trust of rural America, Loka Ashwood
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • The transcendent people
  • Freedom under the gun
  • Recovery.
  • The moral economy's freedom
  • Reaction.
  • Welcome to Burke County
  • For-profit democracy
  • Meltdown.
  • The moral economy of democracy
  • The rule of numbers
  • Fallout.
  • The rural rebel
Control code
1005124902
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xv, 306 pages
Isbn
9780300215359
Lccn
2017961557
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdacontent
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1005124902

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