Rural Sociology encompasses sociological approaches to rural policy challenges, issues such as community revitalization, rural demographic changes, rural development, environmental impacts, the structure of food and agricultural production, and rural-urban linkages, rural media, rural gender issues, agricultural restructuring, youth and ageing in rural areas.
Rural sociology is also associated with the study of life in small towns and countryside, a scientific study of social arrangements and behaviour amongst peoples that are distanced from points of concentrated activity. Rural sociology also involves the examination of statistical data for efficient rural development. Rural sociology is also traditionally associated with the study of social structure and conflict in rural areas, and topical areas such as food, agriculture and natural resource.
Rural Sociology Research in the Land Grant Setting- Preston E. La Ferney
Observations on Rural Sociology and Its Prospects - R. J. Hildreth
The Sociology of Agriculture: Toward a New Rural Sociology. Annual Review of Sociology, Vol. 9:67-81 (August 1983).
Changing Rural Social Systems: Adaptation and Survival by Nan E. Johnson, Ching-li Wang.
The Sociology of Agriculture Book by Frederick H. Buttel, Olaf F. Larson, Gilbert W. Gillespie Jr.
Rural Sociology: The Strategy of Change (1957) Book by Charles P. Loomis, J. Allan Beegle.SOCIAL SYSTEMS A TEXTBOOK IN RURAL SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY Book by CHARLES.
Mooney, Patrick and Theo J. Majka. 1995. Farmers' and farm workers' movements: social protest in American agriculture. New York: Twayne Publishers.
Southern Rural Sociology is the official journal of the Southern Rural Sociological Association. - The SRSA is a section of the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists, an organization of researchers and Extension staff in 1862 and 1890 land grant colleges and universities in the South. Membership of the Southern Rural Sociological Association is drawn from a range of social science interests and disciplines.
The Journal Rural Sociology Society provides a forum for cutting edge research that explores inter-disciplinary approaches to emerging issues, and policy relevant discussions of rural development, environmental impacts, the structure of food and agricultural production, and rural-urban linkages. In addition to its long-time interest in sociological approaches to rural policy challenges, Rural Sociology also emphasizes a variety of other issues such as community revitalization and rural demographic changes.