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Appalachian and American Cultural Systems
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Plaut, Thomas. 2010. “Appalachian and American Cultural Systems”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


This course compares the traditional and contemporary lifestyles and values of Appalachian people to those of the surrounding American culture. The impacts of industrialization, stereotyping, and socio economic and cultural change are emphasized, using the southern mountain region as an example of trends at work in rural areas throughout the United...

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Cultural Sociology
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College 200

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