Reclaiming the Rural

"Reclaiming the Rural : Essays on Literacy, Rhetoric, and Pedagogy brings together a diverse collection of essays that consider literacy, rhetoric and pedagogoy in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Reclaiming the Rural

Author: Kim Donehower

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809330652

Page: 262

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"Reclaiming the Rural : Essays on Literacy, Rhetoric, and Pedagogy brings together a diverse collection of essays that consider literacy, rhetoric and pedagogoy in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The essays move beyond typical arguments for preserving, abandoning or modernizng rural places to analyze how rural communities sustain themselves through literate action. The strength of the anthology lies in its multiple perpsectives, various research sites and the different methodologies employed. Topics range from the rhetorics of water disoutes in the western U nited States to the legacy of religious influences in Mexican rural schools; from trainng rural teachers in Canada to educating Appalachian college students; and from the litreacies of the 4-H and the Grange to La Academia de la Nueva Raza."--Publisher.

Reclaiming the Land

This volume brings together for the first time across three continents - Africa, Latin America and Asia - an intellectually consistent set of original investigations into this new generation of rural social movements.

Reclaiming the Land

Author: Sam Moyo

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1848137656

Page: 432

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Rural movements have recently emerged to become some of the most important social forces in opposition to neoliberalism. From Brazil and Mexico to Zimbabwe and the Philippines, rural movements of diverse political character, but all sharing the same social basis of dispossessed peasants and unemployed workers, have used land occupations and other tactics to confront the neoliberal state. This volume brings together for the first time across three continents - Africa, Latin America and Asia - an intellectually consistent set of original investigations into this new generation of rural social movements. These country studies seek to identify their social composition, strategies, tactics, and ideologies; to assess their relations with other social actors, including political parties, urban social movements, and international aid agencies and other institutions; and to examine their most common tactic, the land occupation, its origins, pace and patterns, as well as the responses of governments and landowners. At a more fundamental level, this volume explores the ways in which two decades of neoliberal policy - including new land tenure arrangements intended to hasten the commodification of land, and new land uses linked to global markets -- have undermined the social reproduction of the rural labour force and created the conditions for popular resistance. The volume demonstrates the longer-term potential impact of these movements. In economic terms, they raise the possibility of tackling immiseration by means of the redistribution of land and the reorganisation of production on a more efficient and socially responsible basis. And in political terms, breaking the power of landowners and transnational capital with interests in land could ultimately open the way to an alternative pattern of capital accumulation and development.

Reclaiming Rural Building Thriving Rural Congregations

This book is an energetic and encouraging call for how religious leaders can develop vital church communities in rural America.

Reclaiming Rural  Building Thriving Rural Congregations

Author: Allen T. Stanton


ISBN: 9781538135242

Page: 136

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As rural communities continue to undergo massive economic and demographic shifts, rural churches are uniquely positioned to provide community leadership. This book is an energetic and encouraging call for how religious leaders can develop vital church communities in rural America.

Reclaiming the Land

... once they have OSMapproved regulatory and reclamation programs. e Up to
20 percent goes into the Rural Abandoned Mine Program (RAMP) run by the
Department of Agriculture's Soil Conservation Service, to reclaim rural lands.

Reclaiming the Land




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The Journal of Korean Studies Volume 19 Number 1 Spring 2014

Reclaiming the Rural: Modern Danish Cooperative Living in Colonial Korea,
1925–37 Albert L. Park During the Japanese Colonial Period, the Young Men's
Christian Association (YMCA), the Presbyterian Church, and the Ch'ŏndogyo
rural ...

The Journal of Korean Studies  Volume 19  Number 1  Spring 2014

Author: Clark W. Sorensen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442236698

Page: 242

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The University of Washington-Korea Studies Program, in collaboration with Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, is proud to publish the Journal of Korean Studies. In 1979 Dr. James Palais (PhD Harvard 1968), former UW professor of Korean History edited and published the first volume of the Journal of Korean Studies. For thirteen years it was a leading academic forum for innovative, in-depth research on Korea. In 2004 former editors Gi-Wook Shin and John Duncan revived this outstanding publication at Stanford University. In August 2008 editorial responsibility transferred back to the University of Washington. With the editorial guidance of Clark Sorensen and Donald Baker, the Journal of Korean Studies (JKS) continues to be dedicated to publishing outstanding articles, from all disciplines, on a broad range of historical and contemporary topics concerning Korea. In addition the JKS publishes reviews of the latest Korea-related books. To subscribe to the Journal of Korean Studies or order print back issues, please click here.

Reclaiming the Don

Such romantic portraits of the countryside have little bearing on the “real history”
of rural spaces, which have encompassed a wide variety of practices and forms
of social organization over time.30 The tendency of outsiders to portray rural ...

Reclaiming the Don

Author: Jennifer L. Bonnell

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442696818

Page: 316

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A small river in a big city, the Don River Valley is often overlooked when it comes to explaining Toronto’s growth. With Reclaiming the Don, Jennifer L. Bonnell unearths the missing story of the relationship between the river, the valley, and the city, from the establishment of the town of York in the 1790s to the construction of the Don Valley Parkway in the 1960s. Demonstrating how mosquito-ridden lowlands, frequent floods, and over-burdened municipal waterways shaped the city’s development, Reclaiming the Don illuminates the impact of the valley as a physical and conceptual place on Toronto’s development. Bonnell explains how for more than two centuries the Don has served as a source of raw materials, a sink for wastes, and a place of refuge for people pushed to the edges of society, as well as the site of numerous improvement schemes that have attempted to harness the river and its valley to build a prosperous metropolis. Exploring the interrelationship between urban residents and their natural environments, she shows how successive generations of Toronto residents have imagined the Don as an opportunity, a refuge, and an eyesore. Combining extensive research with in-depth analysis, Reclaiming the Don will be a must-read for anyone interested in the history of Toronto’s development.

Reclaiming Chinese Society

“Access to justice” and the irreplaceable function of barefoot lawyers The rural
legal service system within the current legal institution cannot meet the need for
legal regulation in rural villages. The emergence of barefoot lawyers makes up
for ...

Reclaiming Chinese Society

Author: Associate Professor of Geography You-Tien Hsing

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113527729X

Page: 272

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Reclaiming Chinese Society analyses the mechanisms, processes and actors producing a wide spectrum of social and cultural changes in reform China. Contrary to most literature that emphasizes economic and political processes at the expense of Chinese society, this volume argues for the centrality of the social in understanding Chinese development. Each of the eleven chapters addresses one type of grassroots activism, covering feminist activism, civic environmentalism, religious revival, violence, film, media, intellectuals, housing, citizenship and deprivation. The wide-range of research styles used in this collection, including ethnography, regional comparison, quantitative and statistical analysis, interviews, textual and content analysis, offers students a methodologically rich vista to China Studies. Written by subject experts and covering all aspects of Chinese Society, this book offers an authoritative overview of Chinese society. It is an invaluable resource for courses on Chinese Society and culture and will be of interest to students and scholars in Chinese and Asian studies.

Claiming Rural Identities

13. Reclaiming. rural. identities. Paulus PP. Huigen, Peter Groote and Tialda
Haartsen Introduction In the introduction of this book six theoretical aspects of the
concept of rural identity were brought to the fore. It was shown that there was
broad ...

Claiming Rural Identities

Author: Tialda Haartsen

Publisher: Uitgeverij Van Gorcum

ISBN: 9789023235675

Page: 166

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Reclaiming the Land

May 25, 1995. NADORF. See National Association of Development
Organizations Research Foundation. National Association of Development
Organizations Research Foundation. 1999. Reclaiming Rural America 's
Brownfields. December.

Reclaiming the Land

Author: Gregg Macey

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 038748857X

Page: 305

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Nearly thirty years after creation of the most advanced and expensive hazardous waste cleanup infrastructure in the world, this book provides a much-needed lens through which the Superfund program should be assessed and reshaped. Focusing on the lessons of adaptive management, it explores new concepts and tools for the cleanup and reuse of contaminated sites, and for dealing with the uncertainty inherent in long-term site stewardship.

Reclaiming Our Lives

I accompanied the body to his rural home for burial, together with my children,
some household utilities and furniture. My in-laws were very uncooperative and
never allowed any of my relatives to accompany me to the rural areas for burial.

Reclaiming Our Lives

Author: Kaori Izumi

Publisher: HSRC Press

ISBN: 9780796921369

Page: 117

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Property-grabbing from widows and orphans began long before the HIV and AIDS pandemic. However, the scale of HIV-infection rates, stigmatisation, and the social and economic vulnerability of widows and orphans have worsened the situation. Targets of psychological and physical harassment, dispossessed of their property and evicted from their homes, women and children are left destitute. This collection of narratives from southern and East Africa aims to raise awareness not only about the heavy impact of HIV and AIDS on the region, but also about the active steps being taken by many grassroots organisations in response to the crisis. It is evident that, while the pandemic is biting deeply into the social fabric of communities, it is also galvanising ordinary women and men to respond with compassion and conviction, and to find innovative ways of defending and promoting the rights of HIV-affected women and children.

Organized Rural Communities

We want to emphasize , Mr . Chairman , that our project is not a reclamation
project , except in the sense that it is to reclaim rural life . We are not interested
and we can not emphasize that too much , in reclaiming additional acreage or in

Organized Rural Communities

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation



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Reclaiming the Commons

A lively account of a community working to combat suburban sprawl, and how it discovers how to live responsibly on the land.

Reclaiming the Commons

Author: Brian Donahue

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300089127

Page: 352

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A lively account of a community working to combat suburban sprawl, and how it discovers how to live responsibly on the land.

Reclaiming Information and Communication Technologies for Development

This book draws on the author's 15 years of practical and conceptual experience of research and practice in delivering development initiatives that effectively use information and communication technologies (ICTs) to empower some of the ...

Reclaiming Information and Communication Technologies for Development

Author: Tim Unwin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198795297

Page: 256

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The development of new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) has transformed the world over the last two decades. These technologies are often seen as being inherently 'good', with the ability to make the world better, and in particular to reduce poverty. However, their darker side is frequently ignored in such accounts. ICTs undoubtedly have the potential to reduce poverty, for example by enhancing education, health delivery, rural develop and entrepreneurship across Africa, Asia and Latin America. However, all too often, projects designed to do so fail to go to scale, and are unsustainable when donor funding ceases. Indeed, ICTs have actually dramatically increased inequality across the world. The central purpose of this book is to account for why this is so, and it does so primarily by laying bare the interests that have underlain the dramatic expansion of ICTs in recent years. Unless these are fully understood, it will not be possible to reclaim the use of these technologies to empower the world's poorest and most marginalised.

Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good

One, a women's collective called Kodinasyon Fanm Rivye Kano or KOFAR,
emerged from a general assembly of the women of a rural area called Saut d'Eau
where women decided to pool their savings and work together, adopting an
informal ...

Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good

Author: Heather Menzies

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 155092558X

Page: 240

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Commoning was a way of life for most of our ancestors. In Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good, author Heather Menzies journeys to her roots in the Scottish Highlands, where her family lived in direct relation with the land since before recorded time. Beginning with an intimate account of unearthing the heritage of the commons and the real tragedy of its loss, Menzies offers a detailed description of the self-organizing, self-governing, and self-informing principles of this nearly forgotten way of life, including its spiritual practices and traditions. She then identifies pivotal commons practices that could be usefully revived today. A final "manifesto" section pulls these facets together into a unified vision for reclaiming the commons, drawing a number of current popular initiatives into the commoning frame, such as local food security, permaculture, and the Occupy Movement. An engaging memoir of personal and political discovery, Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good combines moving reflections on our common heritage with a contemporary call to action, individually and collectively; locally and globally. Readers will be inspired by the book's vision of reviving the commons ethos of empathy and mutual respect, and energized by her practical suggestions for connection people and place for the common good. Heather Menzies is an award-winning writer and scholar and member of the Order of Canada. She is the author of nine books, including Whose Brave New World? and No Time.

Reclaiming Nature

The CNRS strategy was inspired by research showing that the rural poor in
Bangladesh rely on a rich diversity of fish species for their diets and livelihoods.
Most of these fish species depend on the annual inundation of flood waters for
their ...

Reclaiming Nature

Author: James K. Boyce

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1843313464

Page: 428

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In 'Reclaiming Nature', leading environmental thinkers from across the globe explore the relationship between human activities and the natural. This is a bold and comprehensive text of major interest to both students of the environment and professionals involved in policy-making.

Reclaiming the Underground Space 2 Volume Set

An important reason could possibly be not to disturb the rural or urban values in
the environment. Yet aboveground provisions are required. They influence the
environment: • tunnel entrances; • air shafts and escape shafts; • accessibility for

Reclaiming the Underground Space  2 Volume Set

Author: J. Saveur

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789058095428

Page: 1212

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This volume draws together about 200 papers from the proceedings of the ITA World Tunelling Congress 2003, reflecting the state of the art with regard to research, analysis, design and practical experience in almost all fields of tunnelling and underground space construction.

Reclaiming the Environmental Debate

... to spare clean , more rural or suburban sites— “ greenfields ” —from
development , ameliorating the adverse environmental and social effects of
sprawl and destruction of habitat . Environmental and economic benefits are thus
intertwined .

Reclaiming the Environmental Debate

Author: Richard Hofrichter

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262581820

Page: 356

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An expanding array of hazardous substances poses an increasing threat to public health. But what makes our society a toxic culture are the social arrangements that encourage and excuse the deterioration of human health and the environment. Elements of toxic culture include the unquestioned production of hazardous wastes, economic blight, substandard housing, chronic stress, exploitative working conditions, and dangerous technologies. Toxic culture is also a metaphor for the ways our language, concepts, and values frame debates, ignoring the political conflicts and power relations that influence public health.Reflecting a diversity of voices and critical perspectives, the essays in this book range from critiques of traditional thinking and practices to strategies for shifting public consciousness to create healthy communities. Rather than emphasize policy reform, medical advances, and individual behavior, the essays stress the causes of ill health associated with the production, use, and disposal of resources and, more important, inequality. The contributors include academics, political activists, and artists. Connecting the essays are a recognition of the political and cultural dynamics that influence public health and a commitment to organize against the powerful interests that perpetuate our toxic culture.Contributors : Robin Andersen, Mary Arquette, Marcy Darnovsky, Giovanna Di Chiro, John Bellamy Foster, Mindy Thompson Fullilove, Robert E. Fullilove, III, Al Gedicks, Richard Hofrichter, Joshua Karliner, Charles Levenstein, Timothy W. Luke, Rafael Mares, Branda Miller, Mary H. O'Brien, John O'Neal, Sheldon Rampton, William Shutkin, John Stauber, Sandra Steingraber, Alice Tarbell, John Wooding.