Understanding rural life and institutions

a manual for students of agriculture and rural development by Ajaga Nji

Publisher: A. Nji in [Dschang, Cameroon]

Written in English
Published: Pages: 134 Downloads: 292
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  • Rural development.,
  • Village communities.,
  • Rural conditions.
  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 134).

    StatementAjaga Nji.
    SeriesContemporary rural development series ;, no. 2
    LC ClassificationsHN49.C6 N55 1989
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 134 p. :
    Number of Pages134
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1981530M
    LC Control Number90227077

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Five major institutions in rural sociology are political, educational, economic, family and religion. Political: Government as political institution, administers the regulatory functions of Law and order, and maintains security in society.

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Social Structure: The Building Blocks of Social Life. The Development of Modern Society. Social Interaction in Everyday Life. End-of-Chapter Material. Chapter 6: Groups and Organizations. Chapter Introduction. Group Dynamics and Behavior. Formal Organizations. Groups, Organizations, and Social Change.

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presented in Chapter 2. Chapter 3 compares the main characteristics of rural as opposed to urban environments.

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membership and leadership pattern among rural institutions. Summary of Key Findings The institutional case study provides evidence that number of rural institutions operate in rural areas and provide useful livelihood and service delivery functions.

Majority of the institutions have been promoted by Government and are relatively new. The founders of sociology in the United States wanted to make a difference.

A central aim of the sociologists of the Chicago school was to use sociological knowledge to achieve social reform. A related aim of sociologists like Jane Addams, W.E.B. DuBois, and Ida B. Wells-Barnett and others since was to use sociological knowledge to understand and alleviate gender, racial, and class 4/5(19).

"This book shows the great importance of informal institutions on the economic and social development of rural China. It examines the relationship between informal institutions and rural development in China since the end of the s, focusing in particular on three major informal institutions: village trust and rotating savings and credit associations (ROSCAs), guanxi.

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Rural Fiction Nicholson Baker. A Box of Matches (): Likely set in Maine (author lives in South Berwick). Thinly veiled non-fiction. During one January in rural New England, the year old narrator Emmett rises early, lights a fire, and writes what Written: In Britain, "rural" is defined by the government Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), using population data from the latest census, such as the United Kingdom Census These definitions have various grades, but the upper point is any local government area with more than 26% of its population living in a rural settlement or market town ("market.

We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title.

This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ Rural Life And. In fact, the rural society has swung in favour of the well-to-do classes of rural people. There has also emerged a new kind of leader­ship which is characterised by an ideology very much influenced by the superiority of higher caste culture.

The basic institutions of the village life have undergone tremendous changes. The memoir flickers to life at that home, a humble farmhouse on acres of wheat fields outside Wichita.

Image With an abundance of land and an under-abundance of cash, Arnie gleefully invents.• Assess to the quality of book keeping in oneyear old SHG and make audit statement of the same SHG for last one year. 4. ME-FI • Study the history of the village, settlement pattern, demographic details, resources available, major traditions and festivals, livelihoods pattern, existing institutions, interdependence and gender relations.