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Small-Town America: Finding Community, Shaping the Future

Robert Wuthnow


More than thirty million Americans live in small, out-of-the-way places. Many of them could have joined the vast majority of Americans who live in cities and suburbs. They could live closer to more lucrative careers and convenient shopping, a wider range of educational opportunities, and more robust health care. But they have opted to live differently. In this book, we meet factory workers, shop owners, retirees, teachers, clergy, and mayors—residents who show neighborliness in small ways, but who also worry about everything from school closings and their children's futures to the ups and down ... More

Keywords: self-identity, neighborliness, small towns, community, religious congregations, economic decline, moral decline, class, abortion, homosexuality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780691157207
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691157207.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Wuthnow, author
Princeton University