Empowering Rural Sociology: Exploring and Linking Alternative Paradigms in Theory and Methodology

Rosalind P. Harris, Jeffrey C. Bridger, Carolyn E. Sachs, Suzanne E. Tallichet

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Abstract

Abstract Theoretical and methodological approaches to rural social change are explored, especially those that give visibility to the range of heterogeneous experiences and perspectives that often are overlooked or ignored. Theoretical developments in postmodern, narrative, and feminist theory are described as are the methodological approaches they imply. Examples of research on rural social change that attempt to integrate theory and methods in ways that respect the complicated, processual nature of social life are discussed. They provide concrete illustrations of how alternative approaches can be fruitfully applied to some of the issues and problems rural sociologists typically study. 1995 Rural Sociological Society

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)585-606
Number of pages22
JournalRural Sociology
Volume60
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science

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