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What Rural America Can Teach Us About Civil Society

Allen J. Smart, Betsey Russell
August 21, 2018
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Stanford Social Innovation Review
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Studies by the Frameworks Institute have shown that most non-rural dwellers perceive rural America as either one large, poorly educated and impoverished backwater (a rural dystopia as in the film Deliverance), or a self-segregated, agrarian utopia, where life is idyllic and residents want nothing to do with “city folk” (à la the sitcom “Green Acres”).

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