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People, Places and Landscapes

Social Change in High Amenity Rural Areas

  • Richard S. Krannich
  • A. E. Luloff
  • Donald R. Field

Part of the Landscape Series book series (LAEC, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Richard S. Krannich, A. E. Luloff, Donald R. Field
    Pages 1-7
  3. Richard S. Krannich, A. E. Luloff, Donald R. Field
    Pages 9-25
  4. Richard S. Krannich, A. E. Luloff, Donald R. Field
    Pages 27-43
  5. Richard S. Krannich, A. E. Luloff, Donald R. Field
    Pages 45-62
  6. Richard S. Krannich, A. E. Luloff, Donald R. Field
    Pages 63-79
  7. Richard S. Krannich, A. E. Luloff, Donald R. Field
    Pages 81-108
  8. Richard S. Krannich, A. E. Luloff, Donald R. Field
    Pages 123-134
  9. Richard S. Krannich, A. E. Luloff, Donald R. Field
    Pages 135-152
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 153-167

About this book

Introduction

This volume is a cogent empirical analysis of the interplay between a region’s natural amenities and its socioeconomic  evolution. It focuses on the rural sectors of America’s Intermountain West region, which lies between the Cascades and Sierra Nevada mountains to the west and the Rocky Mountains to the east. Coherently structured and meticulously detailed, it adds much to our understanding of the ways an area’s forests, lakes, mountains, parkland and historic attractions affect residents’ sense of well-being as well as the sociodemographic and economic changes they experience. The book examines patterns of growth and change linked to the emergence of ‘New West’ conditions, assessing their implications for the wider community as well as discussing the impact these trends could have on the consumption of natural resources. It also points to ways in which communities and their development can be managed sustainably.

 

The tight geographical focus of this valuable resource ensures a depth of analysis which can be applied to similar regions worldwide. Based on a large-scale, random-sample survey of both full-time and seasonal residents, it provides a much-needed overview of the macro-level economic, demographic, and social transformations affecting rural communities in America. As such, the book has relevance for all researchers concerned with rural development, the changes impacting rural landscapes, and natural resource management.

Keywords

Intermountain West region Natural amenities New West-Old West Rural development Sociodemographic change

Authors and affiliations

  • Richard S. Krannich
    • 1
  • A. E. Luloff
    • 2
  • Donald R. Field
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. Sociology, Social Work &, AnthropologyUtah State UniversityLoganUSA
  2. 2., Department of Agricultural Economics andPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  3. 3.Dept. Forest & Wildlife Ecology, Russell Labs.University of WisconsinMadisonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-1263-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-1262-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-1263-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-7742
  • Series Online ISSN 1875-1210
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