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Newcomers to Old TownsSuburbanization of the Heartland$
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Sonya Salamon

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780226734125

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226734118.001.0001

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Community Connections, Resources, and People

Community Connections, Resources, and People

(p.3) 1 Community Connections, Resources, and People
Newcomers to Old Towns

Sonya Salamon

University of Chicago Press

This chapter describes the people and community connections in rural midwestern towns in the U.S. A study reveals that these people love their community and they prefer local life than life anywhere else. They are bound not by local ambience but they equate people or other community members with their sense of a good place to live. Community serves as a metaphor for their intimately connected lives. This chapter examines the social and physical transformation in agrarian communities and argues that neighborhoodization is the postagrarian community outcome of the rural regional suburbanization process.

Keywords:   community connections, rural midwestern towns, U.S., connected lives, agrarian communities, neighborhoodization, suburbanization

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