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

Ashwood, Loka, (author.).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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  • ISBN: 9780300215359
  • ISBN: 0300215355
  • Physical Description: xv, 306 pages (hardcover) : black & white maps, photographs ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New Haven, Connecticut : Yale University Press, [2018]

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Includes bibliographical notes (pages 241-285) and index (pages 287-306).
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Rural industries.
Rural public utilities.
Rural development > Sociological aspects.
Rural development > Law and legislation > United States.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Rural.
LAW / Property.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic Conditions.

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