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Titolo:
A REQUIEM FOR THE SOUTHERN REGIONALISTS - REFORESTATION IN THE SOUTH AND THE USES OF REGIONAL SOCIAL-SCIENCE
Autore:
RUDEL T; FU C;
Indirizzi:
RUTGERS STATE UNIV,COOK COLL,DEPT HUMAN ECOL,POB 231 NEW BRUNSWICK NJ08903
Titolo Testata:
Social science quarterly
fascicolo: 4, volume: 77, anno: 1996,
pagine: 804 - 820
SICI:
0038-4941(1996)77:4<804:ARFTSR>2.0.ZU;2-A
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
Citazioni:
32
Recensione:
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Citazione:
T. Rudel e C. Fu, "A REQUIEM FOR THE SOUTHERN REGIONALISTS - REFORESTATION IN THE SOUTH AND THE USES OF REGIONAL SOCIAL-SCIENCE", Social science quarterly, 77(4), 1996, pp. 804-820

Abstract

Objective. More agricultural land has reverted to forest in tile South than anywhere else in the twentieth century. This change in land cover recalls the work of the southern regionalists, an influential groupof sociologists who produced close descriptions of living conditions among the poor, predominantly agricultural, population of the AmericanSouth during the 1930s and 1940s, The city-focused pattern of economic development which emerged in the post-World War II South made much of the southern regionalists' work apparently irrelevant, and it now receives little attention. This paper demonstrates the continuing utility of their work through an analysis of the reforestation which occurred in the South between 1935 and 1975. Methods. Data from forest inventories conducted by the U.S. Forest Service map the reforestation of the South, county by county; multivariate analyses of these patterns with social, economic, and geographical data on counties provide an explanation for the reforestation. Results. Variations in illiteracy rates,farming types, fertilizer use, and soils, ail variables developed or identified by Odum and Vance, explain most of the variation in the extent of southern reforestation. Conclusions. These findings confirm thevalue of regional social science for studying land cover change and suggest a policy direction for current efforts to slow tropical deforestation.

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