Participatory Development in Appalachia: Cultural Identity, Community, and Sustainability

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Often thought of as impoverished, backward, and victimized, the people of the southern mountains have long been prime candidates for development projects conceptualized and controlled from outside the region. This book, breaking with old stereotypes and the strategies they spawned, proposes an alternative paradigm for development projects in Appalachian communities-one that is far more inclusive and democratic than previous models. Emerging from a critical analysis of the modern development process, the participatory ...

Participatory Development in Appalachia: Cultural Identity, Community, and Sustainability 2009, University of Tennessee Press

ISBN-13: 9781572336575

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